Joan’s tech tips: Don’t introduce a speaker by reading from your phone
Perhaps you’ve seen people introduce speakers by reading from their phones. Perhaps you think it might be okay for you to do, as well.
It isn’t okay. It isn’t okay at all.
I’ve seen phone-readers lose their place, scroll nervously, mispronounce names, fumble with phrasing, bend their head down to see the screen, squint to read the small type, forfeit all eye contact, miss what’s going on in the room.
Audiences don’t like any of this.
Phone-reading might be easy, it might be fast. But it isn’t okay.
Your audiences deserve better. So does your speaker.
An occasional series of quirky tech tips for writers, speakers, teachers, entrepreneurs, execs … and pretty much anybody who has to communicate for a living (which is to say, almost all of us)
Includes: How to introduce a speaker