Interop Radio: Make An IT Presentation That's Actually GOOD!

This week's live broadcast of Interop Radio finds out what it takes to make a great presentation from Betsy Weber, the chief evangelist for TechSmith.

Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading

February 9, 2015

2 Min Read

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Sometimes, great IT isn't a about technology, it's about education. That's why this week's episode of Interop Radio is all about presentations -- and how to make sure yours are good. Plan to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 3:00 p.m. EST for Interop Radio: Make An IT Presentation That's Actually GOOD!

We've all been forced to sit through horrible presentations. What's the worst example you can think of? The speech where someone read his slides to you? The monotone delivery that induced sleep faster than the drug with the big, glowing luna moth? How about the executive who acted like the meeting she called caught her completely by surprise?

This week's guest, Betsy Weber, is chief evangelist for TechSmith and an expert on giving great presentations. She's given her share and works through in-person classes, blogs, and social media to help professionals understand the process, techniques, and products that lead to better, more compelling presentations.

As the Chief Technical Evangelist, Betsy acts as public-facing conduit between the company and the customer being an advocate for both. She leads TechSmith's highly-acclaimed evangelism program where she collaborates with customers, industry experts, and technologists from all over the world. Betsy specializes in telling stories from her own career and experience as well as educating audiences on new technology. She is passionate about technology and social media. Betsy has authored over 800 blog posts and created hundreds of screencast videos. She travels the world, giving compelling, technical, influential, and entertaining presentations.

With over a decade of experience in corporate training and product management, Betsy has worked on both the development and customer service side of delivering business applications. She is a member of the Global Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and the Association for Talent Development (ASTD).

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Your career -- and your audience -- will thank you for taking the time to join us for this career-building episode of Interop Radio. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 3:00 p.m. EST. We promise there will be no boring slides!

And remember, if you can't join us live you can always listen to the episode on-demand at BlogTalkRadio or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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About the Author(s)

Curtis Franklin Jr.

Senior Editor at Dark Reading

Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Editor at Dark Reading. In this role he focuses on product and technology coverage for the publication. In addition he works on audio and video programming for Dark Reading and contributes to activities at Interop ITX, Black Hat, INsecurity, and other conferences.

Previously he was editor of Light Reading's Security Now and executive editor, technology, at InformationWeek where he was also executive producer of InformationWeek's online radio and podcast episodes.

Curtis has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has contributed to a number of technology-industry publications including Enterprise Efficiency, ChannelWeb, Network Computing, InfoWorld, PCWorld, Dark Reading, and on subjects ranging from mobile enterprise computing to enterprise security and wireless networking.

Curtis is the author of thousands of articles, the co-author of five books, and has been a frequent speaker at computer and networking industry conferences across North America and Europe. His most popular book, The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Podcasting, with co-author George Colombo, was published by Que Books. His most recent book, Cloud Computing: Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center, with co-author Brian Chee, was released in April 2010. His next book, Securing the Cloud: Security Strategies for the Ubiquitous Data Center, with co-author Brian Chee, is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2018.

When he's not writing, Curtis is a painter, photographer, cook, and multi-instrumentalist musician. He is active in amateur radio (KG4GWA), scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, and is a certified Florida Master Naturalist.

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