Twitter-Like Sound Bites Make for a Great Cruise Ship Presentation
It never occurred to me how useful Twitter could be when giving a presentation to a cruise ship audience or any other group for that matter.
I spoke to a group of bloggers in Las Vegas earlier this year. There were some 200+ people in a room with seats for about 140. People were on the floor, along the wall, sitting in the aisle. It’s fun to have a group of really engaged people. It got my juices going.
What I didn’t realize at the time, however, was how many of them were looking at their smartphones or had their PCs opened up to their twitter accounts. In truth, Twitter just wasn’t something I did all that much.
A week or so later, bored or in a lull between writing or speaking I took a look at my Twitter account. Surprise!
There were a LOT of tweets that mentioned me. Holy cow.
@billbelew_com says “Blah, blah, blah …” again and again and again.
There were a lot of tweets where the listeners had grabbed something I said and stuck it into a tweet.
My point – Say memorable things in 140 characters (not words) or less. 140 characters is, of course, the limit to a Tweet.
Say what you want to say, but keep your statements short that you want people to remember.
It won’t happen on a cruise ship, but something you say just might show up in somebody’s Twitter feed. And you will also have a better presentation.