Three chances to catch Heather Gold in the Bay Area (August 7-10)
30 Jul 2010 - 1:32pm
(apologies for repeats and geographically inappropriate distributions...) BayCHI is pleased to present two events with Heather Gold, a tutorial on August 7 in San Mateo and a presentation on August 10 in Palo Alto. We also recommend Heather's full-day workshop intensive on 8/8 (with a discount for BayCHI members).
Tummeling: Creating Social Engagement for Interaction Designers
Innovative comedian Heather Gold explains basic differences between presentation and conversation and the assumptions underneath each. More entertainingly (and usefully) she demonstrates these ideas by creating a great, relevant conversation in the room so that all can feel the difference.
Heather will explain how to tummel and how to specifically design for it.
This tutorial will emphasize how to use these techniques to design for social engagement. The real-time web has a lot of interaction between people, not just between people and graphics or interfaces. Learn how to start with the social drivers to create the best space and conditions for engagement.
BONUS! Heather will also be teaching a full-day workshop in San Francisco, on August 8, 2010:
Unpresenting: Giving talks that are more fun, less work and leave your audience feeling awesome.
This full-day workshop goes in depth to teach you how to be comfortable being yourself in public and how to transform your presentations into conversations and engage the room. You'll frame and lead a conversation with personal guidance from Heather. Limited to 12.
(Discount for BayCHI members.)
"To me that was more engaging than when Steve Jobs announces the iMac" ~Matt Mullenweg to fellow UnPresenting participant
About Heather Gold: Heather Gold is a comedian, solo performer, speaker and talk show host, best known for her ability to work the room. She involves the people formerly known as the audience in her shows and shares her insights about social engagement, leading UnPresenting workshops, hosting Tummelvision.tv and in popular keynotes at places like Google, Web 2.0 and MacWorld. She's a long time media commentator on tech, business and culture appearing on Tech TV, Yahoo Financevision and npr to Leo Laporte's TWIT and quoted in places like The Wall Street Journal and Salon. Much to her parents' delight she has degrees from Yale and Northwestern Law.