Tweak Your SXSW Talk

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Saturday 9th March, 2013

9:30am to 1:30pm (CST)

RSVP Required - Getting accepted to present at South by Southwest means nothing if you do a crap job of it once you get here. Cranky Talk Workshops are dedicated to eradicating mediocre conference presentations and we're bringing our unique blend of love, abuse and peer counseling back to Austin. (We ran a workshop at the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival and got rave reviews from participants.) If you want to test drive your SXSW panel or solo presentation in front of a critical, but highly supportive workshop audience, consider participating in this intense event. We give seasoned presenters a chance to get good and lubricated before their big day and for the less experienced speakers, we'll walk you by the hand down the path to a great performance. If you're coming, please plan to attend the full workshop and be ready to offer your own feedback about other people's presentations, as they will comment on yours.

To get the most out of the experience, you should be ready to give your talk in front of your SxSW audience. This workshop isn't about building presentations from scratch, rather it is a place to polish a completed piece.

What to Bring:
Come with a fully prepared talk. You should bring all slides, content, hardware, software, pointers, etc. that you intend to use on the day of your presentation.

To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on "Sign in to RSVP" on the official session page. You'll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.

About the speakers

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Adam Polansky

UX Strategist, Bottle Rocket Apps

For a long time now, Adam Polansky has been closing the gap between ideas and reality at places like Travelocity, Dr Pepper, Radio City Entertainment and Starwood Hotels. A dedicated storyteller he's spending a lot of time working with new and seasoned speakers at the IA Summit, SxSW, CrankyTalk Workshops and Big (D)esign. Along with several articles, he is also a contributing author to User Experience Success Stories – How Organizations Improve by Making Easier-To-Use Software and Websites (Gower Publishing 2006) He is currently a UX Strategist with Bottle Rocket, one of the most successful mobile app agencies in the world.

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Dan Willis

Dir of Mobile Experience Design, Marriott

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David Panarelli

Mgr UX, LivingSocial

David Panarelli is a Manager on the UX team at LivingSocial and the UX Lead for the sitewide architecture of livingsocial.com. David's experience covers a wide array of interaction design and experience strategy for clients like AKQA, EightShapes, GMMB, and Fishbowl Marketing. When not working, he spends his time with his family in Arlington, VA.

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Laura Creekmore

Pres, Creek Content

I own Creek Content, a content strategy and information architecture consulting firm. We specialize in highly regulated and complex fields like health care, financial services, and higher ed.

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  • Adam Polansky
  • David Panarelli
  • Laura Creekmore
  • Dan Willis

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  • Andreas R. Johnsen
  • Daniel Roberts
  • Natalie Downe

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Time 9:30am1:30pm CST

Date Sat 9th March 2013


Classroom 102, AT&T Conference Center

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  • Designing the Conversation
  • Usability Success Stories

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