Oct 31, 2017
There are many times it seems like a good idea to use the Internet in a presentation, but if you do, make sure you have a plan B. All sorts of things can go wrong. Your audience might take up all the bandwidth. Your presentation space may have poor coverage. You could encounter too much radio interference. These problems might not show up during rehearsal; they might only manifest when your audience is in the room. You don't want to troubleshoot in the middle of your talk. If you plan to use the Internet, have a plan B, and execute that plan quickly if the network fails.
Today is Halloween, which makes me think about stories. Storytelling has a long history and is an important skill for speakers to develop. But today let's talk about a specific type of story -- the ghost story. There are 7 lessons speakers can learn from ghost stories.
Now let's have some fun. Sort of. I almost met a ghost when I was a student at Carroll College. I tell that story in this week's Halloween episode.