I’ve been agonizing about something, and as it is something about the social networking world, I thought I should ask the wonderful people in my network to help me decide on it. So here it is.
I’ve been asked to do a 15 minute presentation about ‘professional networking’ at an RIBA event in October. I’ve been asked largely because of my presence on twitter amongst the architectural profession – I started looking for architects on twitter a year ago and run the ‘Architects Twitter League’.
The problem is, I haven’t been told what they want me to talk about.
The audience will be “a cross section of construction industry professionals who are involved with the RIBA and partner organisations” – i.e. people in UK Construction, not just architects.
The organizers want the group to discuss ‘web 2.0 technologies and networks, and how they can be used by professionals to keep in touch with colleagues and clients and raise the profile of their business.’
Many of the audience will be new to these technologies.
So I think I should start with the audience, and I’m painfully aware that they are not my audience on twitter. They are people NOT using social media.
Here are my questions for you:
- What do you think will be the issues affecting them right now?
- What do you think they will be thinking about ‘web 2.0 technologies and networks’?
- What do you think would be the most effective use of my 15 minutes?
I’m pretty confident talking to an audience, but I’m not confident about what I’d be good to talk about here. You know me – you probably know better than me what I’m good at in this sphere.
What do you think I should talk about?