I prepared a low-key (and in some cases, low-brow), humorous presentation for freshmen on how to use social networking sites. It’s available here: In Your Facebook! Managing Your Online Identity.
No one showed. For either of the presentations. There could be several causes (foremost in my mind is timing), but it was not for a lack of marketing. We’ll probably just set up to do it again later in the semester.
I note in my presentations that I’ve embraced failure as part of the creative process. And after all, if I have to fail, I want to do it spectacularly. I want to fall on my face in front of a crowd of people who point and laugh at me–just so that I can remember to laugh at myself.
So in that spirit, feel free to have a look at my cheezy-humored presentation (with a few facts thrown in for good measure), and laugh with me. I’m sure that next time the room will be packed. :)