Confessions of a Public Speaker

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What do storytelling, twitter, social media, public speaking, your hidden
desires, Cool Hand Luke and big events like Web 2.0 Expo have in common?
Bestselling author Scott Berkun will share some provocative and inspiring
secrets that connect all these disparate ideas, and more, together, pulled
from his new book, Confessions of a Public Speaker.

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Scott Berkun

Berkun Consulting

Scott Berkun is the best selling author of Making Things Happen
(Formerly titled ‘the art of project management’, (O’Reilly, 2005) and
The Myths of Innovation (O’Reilly, 2007). He worked as a manager at
Microsoft from 1994 to 2003, including working on the first five
versions of Internet Explorer. Since 2003 he has been on his own as
independent writer and public speaker. His work has appeared in the
New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired Magazine, and on National
Public Radio. He taught a course in creative thinking at the
University of Washington, teaches seminars on innovation to the
Fortune 500, and is currently a regular contributor to Harvard
Business Digital. He has appeared frequently as a management and
creative thinking expert on MSNBC and CNBC, and runs a popular blog,
with videos, podcasts, and essays, at

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John Vasko
11/19/2009 1:17pm EST

This was a very engaging talk. I liked a lot of what I heard from Scott, including the idea of sharing original content on social networks. As he said, there is a lot of noise.

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