These are my Delicious Links for August 26th through September 10th:
- Presentation Zen: If your idea is worth spreading, then presentation matters – "Any professional in their field can ramble on for an hour or two. But 20 minutes to tell your story, to give it your best shot? That takes creativity.
If you're going to have ideas worth talking about — and your ideas are, right? — then you've got to be able to stand, deliver and make your case."
A taste of Gar Reynolds' book on his blog, together with a selection of exemplar presentations with his comments about them.
- Twitter Friends Network Browser – Visualisation of twitter networks. Type in a user name and click and drag away. See who is connected to whom. It could do with some way of clicking through to profiles, but what a tool.
- Why Architects should Twitter | Business on Twitter – A blast from the past (Feb 09) but still ever so relevant:
Everyone is talking about Twitter The Daily Mail, Jonathan Ross, Chris Moyles and Stephen Fry.… ok, ok, heard it before?
Hang on a minute, there must be a reason. Twitter is attracting people who want to use it for social reasons and that is why it is growing, but there is more to Twitter than headlines and celebrities. It’s a tool for communication, and any tool for communication has business uses.
I’m Su Butcher and I run a practice of UK Architects. I’ve been networking online for about 5 years and started using twitter about five months ago. Here’s my take on Twitter, why I use it and why I think it’s a great tool for construction professionals.
- The Building Blocks of Social Media for Business – Where do you start? That’s the question I get often when I’m asked how to help a company market using social media tools. The people who contact me are smart. They tell me things like, “Yeah, they said we should start with a blog, and we said, ‘like the blog we already have?’” But what comes next is rarely a simple choice. I wanted to take you through some thoughts on what the basic building blocks of social media might be for a business (in the context of marketing, but then stretching a bit further out).
- Who’s Driving Twitter’s Popularity? Not Teenagers – NYTimes.com – Almost everyone under 35 uses social networks, but the growth of these networks over the last year has come from older adults, according to a report from Forrester Research issued Tuesday. Use of social networking by people aged 35 to 54 grew 60 percent in the last year.