Folks are just getting tired of virtual events, aren't they? Humor and energy is the key. Take a look at this presentation from TSSA fall 2020.
Everyone is pivoting to online speaking now, but not everyone has Dr. Vrooman's expertise and experience.
I train individuals, teams or organizations on virtual communication for platforms like Zoom, on everything from presentational speaking to small group or meeting facilitation.
from CalSAE's The Executive magazine, Sept/Oct 2019
Using adventure gaming to reconfigure how we do public speaking, at Alcon.
from TSAE's Association Leadership magazine Mar/Apr 2018
The Inaugural Engaging Pedagogy Conference Keynote
Good communication has always been invitational, with shared storytelling. But as the digital age spins us into what I call “The Adventure Economy,” it is more important than ever. There is too much information. There are too many calls on our attention.
Narrative helps, but for the past 50 years, pop culture has been training us for one thing: interaction! Dungeons and Dragons to Pokemon, Yelp to live tweeting. The narratives we like are adventures, stories where we have a role to play.
From leadership and mentoring to conflict to social media to public relations, these lessons are more important than ever.
And maybe what you need is a professional nerd to help you through it all.
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The algorithm changes in the last two years have seen most smaller organizations' organic reach plummet on Facebook, and, increasingly, Instagram, as social media platforms have prioritized friend connections to push us to buy ads to get reach.
Although people still peddle the old advice (post 9 times a day! post 11-2 Wednesdays! etc.), most analysts have concluded that these platforms newer algorithms are no longer hackable the way they used to be.
It feels like we're being hustled by the chess player in the park, right? Just when you get comfortable, let's play for money :)
Now what? Well, since so much of our social media content is designed just to grab eyeballs, we've got to rethink what we are doing besides our (labor-cost agnostic) commitment to trying to get views for "free."
This session is designed to:
If your groups is feeling really for the bracing winds of live critique, we can also do a crowdsourced critique of audience-volunteered social media content live on the big screen to generate further relevant takeaways.
(Read the articles linked at the top of this page for a deeper dive into this content!)