Unveiling the Networked Nonprofit
Posted by Allison Fine on April 12, 2010
Last Friday, Beth and I unveiled the framework and a few themes from The Networked Nonprofit at NTC. It was our first presentation together about the book, actually it was our first presentation together, actually it was only the second time we met in person!
The session was very exciting. We had people crammed into every corner, on the floor. We even had Deborah Drysdale and June Holley up on the dais! We also had a remote audience watching the presentation on ReadyTalk.
First, I have to admit to being nervous presenting with Beth. This is Beth Kanter, after all, the queen of experiential learning and participatory process. Beth was naturally very generous in shaping the presentation so that we both presented parts we were comfortable with and had some fun back and forths, too.
Second, I appreciate learning more from Beth about what it means to leveling the playing field for these kinds of presentations. She has a great role model for moving away from the “sage on stage” syndrome that I have been known to practice, and to model a conversation throughout a presentation. It’s not just Q&A the last 30 seconds, it’s an ongoing, unfolding conversation and we’re the guides and facilitators. It is in keeping with the principles that power social media and are woven throughout our book.
Third, I really loved what advice that participants were giving to one another. Here’s what we’re doing, they said,or here’s what we tried that didn’t work. Or wouldn’t it be great if we had fewer meetings a whole lot of people said! It was really energizing and everyone in the room – and even the folks who were virtual – could feel it.
I’m looking forward to doing a lot more of these sessions with Beth!
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