Becoming an audiovisual alchemistChristoffer wanted be an actor, so graduated from acting school, went to Hollywood but things didn’t go as well as planned. Shortly later he got involved with the personal development industry, so he attended conferences. A first A-ha moment came when he saw Les Brown live on a first row and stroke him how Brown looked at Christoffer’s eyes and answered a question. Another day he analyzed the room and asked himself: which is the best job in the house? It was the event producer managing the audiovisuals. By using the storytelling and music knowledge from his acting background, Christoffer developed the skills and a system to create emotions so information sticks better. That’s how he became an audiovisual alchemist.
How speakers must work with event producers and technicians
- Send your presentation well in advance. This is the number one issue event producers have with speakers.
- Start and end your talk on time.
- Be humble with the technicians, appreciate their work. Don’t behave like a diva.
- Inform in advance if you’re going to do something else except just speaking, such as singing, asking the lights to be switched off, bringing someone from the audience to the stage, using Internet connection, etc.
Trends in conferencesTop three:
- Much bigger surfaces, blending several displays together to create a huge screen.
- Interactivity, such as a Twitter feed. Also, people can use an app to ask questions during the presentation so the moderator can pick them up.
- Ability to send presentations live to your device. If you’re in the audience, you can have the presentation streamed to your own device. It solves the problem of people taking pictures from far.
Favorite quotation“You cannot always decide what you experience in life, but you can always decide how you react to the things you experience in life.”
Routine to ShinePractice, practice, practice. Create your own routine to put yourself on a good state. And don’t forget the basics.
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