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WordCamp 2007: Kicking Ass Content Connections

In my WordCamp presentation, Kicking Ass Content Connections, I didn’t use slides, but I’ve put together a slideshow of the presentation outline for you to enjoy.

You can view or download it here or through SlideShare at Kicking Ass Content Connections by Lorelle VanFossen.

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  1. Posted July 25, 2007 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I assume the typo on the first slide was intentional? ;o)

  2. Posted July 25, 2007 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Collin. My husband had changed the title in my notes as a joke, and a little reminder that he was with me at the conference even though he wasn’t due to work commitments. I forgot about it. Thanks for the catch!

  3. Posted July 25, 2007 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great slides. Very informative. Can’t wait for the arrival of your book. 🙂

  4. Posted July 25, 2007 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Lorelle, Thanks for putting up the slides of your presentation. I was there at WordCamp this past weekend and have seen your great presentation. I didn’t take notes since I’m such a lousy notetaker. Awesome job by the way.

  5. Posted July 25, 2007 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this – I really enjoyed reading it, and certainly learned more from it than I thought I would!

    The ideas may be simple – but until they are thrown at you, you fail to see nor act upon them!

    Well I surely do plan to act upon what you’ve laid out here!

    My, I wonder if this a snippet of feeling enlightened!

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to end every sentence with an exclamation mark. I guess you got me excited! (There it is again!).

  6. Posted July 25, 2007 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I really like the points about how to encourage conversation. They’re very challenging to me because the idea of not finishing a thought or not answering a question completely just sounds to me like bad writing. I know that’s not the case, but it doesn’t feel natural to me. Much food for thought. Thanks for challenging my thinking!

  7. Posted July 25, 2007 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Great advice. Though I disagree with “never say what do you think.” In my case I think it invites dialog and shows I am not 100 convinced about something.

    I REALLY like the statement: “Tell them something they don’t know about or something in a new way.” That’s an awesome help. Something I already knew but that solidified it. Thanks for having the sharing spirit. If I can convince my wife we need it, I’m gonna try and buy your book next paycheck.

  8. Posted July 25, 2007 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for putting this up. It’s as if I were there! 🙂 cheers!

  9. Posted July 26, 2007 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle – I enjoyed your presentation at WordCamp – you definitely brought the energy level up. Although I took several tidbits of inspiration from your actual talk, it was your pre-presentation “working the room” and asking everyone if they had a blog, what the subject was, etc that really got me intrigued. There was such a diversity of subject matter and blogging “missions” in the room.

    Not to plug my own thing, but largely as a result of wanting to find out what everyone ELSE was writing about, I’ve created a list of WordCamp attendees blogs, organized by category (as close as is possible to categorize them, in my opinion).

    It’s on my site here: Wordcamp: Categorized List of Attendees Blogs

    Thanks again for the inspiration, and the work you do on this site.

  10. Posted July 28, 2007 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Damien: I think if you read the slides right, I said “Never say ‘What do you think’ in your blog posts” or something like that. A blog is about what you think, but if you want a conversation, nothing kills it more than ending a blog post with “Now, what do you think?” 😀

    Markalope: Interesting categorization. I’ve got to explore that more. Good work! I bet it was hard narrowing down some of them to specific categories.

  11. Posted July 28, 2007 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    “Blog the why”. Lovely 😉

  12. Posted July 29, 2007 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Very Cool Slide. Thanks for creating it!

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