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Don’t let a virus bring your event to a standstill

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Maybe you’ve been planning your own conference for months now, but are starting to hear those concerns. As stock markets plunge, your attendance figures are falling off just as fast Logitech unifying software. So how do you respond? Maybe just cancel the event and just hold some webinars?

That seems like a sure-fire way to disappoint your audience. They go to conferences to see real faces, to rub shoulders and have attentive conversations 아파치 오픈오피스. Watching the slides all alone just doesn’t have the same impact. But there is a way to make online meetings sparkle, and keep audiences engaged 3d max 8 0.

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Now is the time to prepare; how you plan and how soon you plan will determine your impact.  And when all the uncertainty and anxiety subsides, you’ll be well positioned to execute customer and employee communications without disruption a href 다운로드.

Ok, maybe your audience won’t get the nice meals and cocktail hour (though we have ideas about that…) but they’ll know you heard them and respected their concerns.  When you step up and give people a way to connect, they really value it. And in times of anxiety and uncertainty, they value it even more.

Elementary Performance

Last week the media buzzed with reactions to a supercomputer’s victory:  IBM’s Watson trounced human opponents solving puzzles on Jeopardy, with only occasional pauses or mistakes.  This provoked all kinds of speculation about the future of human/computer interaction 웹소설 조아라.

One fact overlooked in the discussion was this:  Watson had no consciousness of the audience.  No way of knowing whether anyone was laughing at its answers, cheering with delight or gasping in surprise 팔당댐. How much more difficult would it be to teach a computer to take on an unscripted Q&A session with a live human audience?

That’s a challenge that business leaders face on a regular basis.  Questions come up that can’t easily be answered with a Google search or by matching data in stored documents.  There are fine nuances:  beneath the surface of a question there may be a challenge, a plea, a demand or a hint (the unspoken question is often the most significant) 한글 ms dos.

Those are aspects that speakers should listen for, and need to address if they wish to be effective leaders.  But with more and more Q&A sessions taking place online, with limited face-to-face interaction, the challenge is magnified.  How do you read nuance in a text question?  How do you judge the mood of an invisible audience?  Computers may be capable of analyzing online discussions and social networks, but having data is not the same as having answers ps2 iso 다운로드.

And would we really want a Watson to explain corporate policy or predict industry trends?  Not likely.  What’s needed is better ways of connecting leaders to their online audiences so they can become attuned to the nuances of online buzz (and online silences) and respond with feeling Adobe Acrobat.