Back in Front of an Audience

I haven’t posted here in a while. Computers in Libraries and KLA really got me fired up, but I’ve since been very busy with work and my personal life. I’m hoping that despite any continuing business, I’ll be posting more from now on.

One of the things I’ve been busy with is preparing for a presentation I gave this morning on Web 2.0 for the Mid-America chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. (Thanks to David Lee King for recommending me for this gig.) I spoke to around 20 people for about 45 minutes (leaving time at the end for questions) on a basic look at what Web 2.0 is, why using Web 2.0 tools might be a good idea, what some cheap or free and relatively easy to use Web2.0 tools are, and some possible issues with Web 2.0. I think the presentation went well. It wasn’t my usual audience (I’m used to babbling at librarians), but I felt comfortable, people laughed at the appropriate times, and nobody threw fruit or bagels at me.

I uploaded the Powerpoint to Slideshare, in case anyone wants to see what I showed while I rambled on.

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2 thoughts on “Back in Front of an Audience

  1. very cool. So awesome to present to people who aren’t Librarians. Were their questions or concerns any different?

  2. I didn’t get many questions, but the main question I did get asked was very similar to the one libraries ask: is there a ready made community waiting for Web 2.0 interaction, or will we set this up and find no one participating?

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