Just a few weeks ago I found myself sitting in a room full of 500 aspiring internet marketers who had gathered together to learn the art of growing an online business.
I was there to present on the topic of blogging but after presenting right up front as one of the first speakers found myself fascinated by the way in which the other speakers presented.
Each speaker was given just over an hour to talk and then 10 or so minutes to pitch a product, resource or service to those attending.
Over the three days of presentations I saw a wide array of presentation styles:
from the quiet and humble interview that the organizer did with one presenter who was making her fortune through selling pearls
through to the hype filled presentation of a black hat SEO splogger (who made me feel ill)
through to the dynamic presentation of a 22 year old young man who was building an online community with hundreds of thousands of members around teaching people to play piano by ear