How social media can help you raise your profile as a speaker

Use digital platforms to help you build buzz, facilitate audience interaction and forge genuine connections.

There’s help around every digital corner. Social media, in particular, offers a potential goldmine of support and resources that can help you knock your next presentation out of the park. Here’s how social media can help you become a better speaker:

1. Use it before the event.

Before you speak, take time to market yourself and generate buzz online. This is a crucial opportunity to build your audience and pique interest.

Consider partnering with someone influential to promote your session. When an industry leader puts in a good word for you, that’s an easy way to score credibility points.

Here are some easy ways to use social media before the event:

2. Use social media at the event.

This requires a bit of multitasking, but engaging with social media followers at the event lets you strike while the iron’s hot.

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