Peggy Duncan has a way with words, and that influences how she expresses herself. At the recently concluded PowerPoint Live conference in Atlanta, she went out of her way sharing all her secrets with everyone — her topic was Shameless Self Promotion. And I guess there’s no one better qualified than Peggy to do a session on a topic of that sort — she’s a rare combination of being humble and confident at the same time. She’s not scared of speaking her thoughts aloud, and she shares her fears too.
What did I learn from Peggy’s session? Her session was about promoting yourself in the online world by promoting what you know in order to boost your organic search engine rankings. Although much of the content in session was familiar, I still felt like I was hearing something altogether new in her session. Why was that? Partly because it’s the way in which Peggy makes all that stuff sound: fun and important! She also links all those concepts together and is motivating enough for the audience to want to do something immediately. She also speaks about how these concepts helped her land and stay on the first page of major search engines and how that led to international media coverage and new business. Her command over intuitiveness and timing is perfect, she springs surprises often, and she seems simple, human, and successful at the same time.
Most importantly, I liked her do-it-now message a lot!
Here’s a subset of the slides from her Shameless Self Promotion session.