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Secrets to Success with Attendee-Funded Webinars

Pivotal Public Speaking

In this webinar, Lee introduces you to the world of attendee-funded webinars —. with Lee Salz. Ask 100 people if webinars are free or for-fee.

Video: 2012 Ragan Speechwriting Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

From first-time attendees to 10-year veterans, attendees at the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference were uniformly impressed with the event. Hear what a random baker’s dozen of the audience had to say. Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference

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One-word program evaluations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He notes that while doing an extensive survey might be nice, it would consume a disproportionate amount of time in short programs.

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How to Reach Decision Makers and Close a Sale

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Attendees at Saturdays’ meeting of the Northern California [.]. Professional speakers, freelance speechwriters and entrepreneurs must learn the sales strategies and techniques that will secure appointments in today’s volatile economy. That means getting past gatekeepers and getting to decision makers.

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Four tips for a better networking event

Speak Schmeak

There was no motivation for attendees to move around and meet new faces. And there was a dessert table. How would I improve this event?

The prostitute factor: Why we're not serious about women at conferences

The Eloquent Woman

I'm talking about conferences that seem to attract--and ignore--attendees who are in the world's oldest profession, prostitution.

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Avoid the 8 deadly sins of webinars

PowerPoint Tips

You’ve seen this a million times as a webinar attendee. Invite attendee contributions by asking them questions. Don’t you?

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The 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As in 2009, I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera to post to YouTube. I’m off this week to the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fourth conference and the second one at which I’ve presented. It all fits with the [.].

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16 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

This came in useful when an attendee asked me about a previous slide. Webinar Tips for Presenters and Attendees. Use more visuals.

18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

This came in useful when an attendee asked me about a previous slide. Attendees might be concerned that they’ve lost the sound!

Share presentations online to create instant meetings

PowerPoint Tips

You need a way to allow attendees to view the slides and you need to be able to control what they see. You get a URL to give to attendees.

206 Top Tweets from #nsa10

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 1,500 professional speakers met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break out sessions and informal workshops Attendees generated over 4,300 tweets under the hashtag #nsa10. The annual National Speakers Association Convention was held July 17 -20, 2010 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Meetings are Presentations Too

Professionally Speaking...

Be sensitive to what can reasonably be accomplished in the allotted time and what the attendees can absorb. He replies, "There isn't time.

Speaking to inspire

PowerPoint Tips

In the workshop, I provided the attendees with a structure for an inspirational speech. Last Monday, I spoke to the Boca Raton Junior League.

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Do you write about finance?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

With about 6000 attendees from all over the world, the networking was terrific. If so, consider attending the Association for Financial Professionals annual conference: October 23-26 in Orlando FL. I was invited to speak at their 2014 conference in Washington DC. I gave a sold-out session on public speaking to a room of 300 and […].

Be the only presenter who stands out with a truly TED-quality talk

The Eloquent Woman

Some speakers get out from behind the lectern, but give their regular talk, loaded with slides and no storytelling. Now that's a public speaking goal!

2017 27

9-Step “Create Anything” Outline for Information Products

Succeed Speaking

So do you currently have products or resources that allow your attendees to “take you home&# with them? Do you have a message and/or expertise that can help people? Of course you do. Are you able to “download&# everything you have to offer in a 45-90 minute keynote? Of course not. I hope.

Create a system for your message

PowerPoint Tips

If attendees didn’t buy the product, you follow up differently of course, perhaps asking what information would help them more.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Women in the wilderness: A look at the World Economic Forum , where women make up just 20 percent of attendees, from a woman's viewpoint.

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My training webinar: Present interactively-your audience expects it!

PowerPoint Tips

I let the attendees choose the order by typing their first choice in the Questions box in the webinar panel. Here you see some of the comments.

Take Your Meetings by Storm…Gamestorm, That Is

Duarte Blog

The class gave me the perfect opportunity to do some visual note-taking. Below are a few pages of my notes. I guess it works!

Fear of success is real, and it sucks

Speak Schmeak

Attendees left feeling well taken care of, with clear takeaways, intentions and action steps. It was quite magical. It just didn't resonate.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Seen and not heard: So great is the desire for women and minorities to stay silent, there's backlash when they try to speak up for themselves.

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Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

Send out a questionnaire, interview representative attendees, understand their mindset, anticipate questions. So what's a speaker to do?

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

Duarte’s Diagrammer™: 4,000 Diagrams at Your Fingertips for 99 cents each

Duarte Blog

While creating the curriculum, the diagram concepts were converted into PowerPoint®, so they could be easily implemented by attendees.

Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

The stories connected me to my fellow attendees in meaningful ways. I left the conference energized and inspired. and Steve Jobs. I’m so….

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How to write a keynote speech – secrets of masterful presenters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 1,500 attendees heard from some of the world’s top world’s professional speakers in an event themed Influence ‘11. I’ve just spent four intense days attending my 7th National Speakers Association (NSA) convention, held July 30 – August 2nd in Anaheim, California.


Conference notes from #uksgcam2015: Diving into speechwriting

The Eloquent Woman

Attendees at this workshop came from Germany, Denmark, Belgium, England, and Malaysia. I can draw a cartoon. But I wasn''t expecting to draw.

Comparing webinar services-Google Hangouts on Air, GoToWebinar, and Zoom-and why I chose Zoom

PowerPoint Tips

Here are some more advantages of Zoom: It can handle up to 3000 attendees with the webinar module — not that I’ve tested that many people! More and more, presenters are presenting online, using webinar services. So I thought I’d share my experience and maybe comparing webinar services will help you make a choice. I survived.

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My favorite fixes for public speaking: Hide before and after your talk

The Eloquent Woman

As a speaker coach, it's my job to keep a lot of tools in my toolbox to help my clients improve their public speaking. only you will do them.

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The fear of "Thank you:" Get over it

Speak Schmeak

First there was the rule "Never thank your audience. They should be thanking you !" However. I think the "fear of thank you" is -- again -- ridiculous.

11 Tips: When Technology Comes to Work

Matt Eventoff

Technology in the workplace has certainly become a proverbial “double-edged sword.” – Emails are rarely seen as being too soft.

Public Speaking - Creating a Favorable Learning Situation

Great Public Speaking

The attendees look upon the time spent as a learning investment. It's best to use humor that is specific to the discipline and that will probably only be understood and/or appreciated by the attendees who have an intimate knowledge of the topic. Humor, as an end in itself, will not be appreciated.

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Imagine knowing your audience members’ questions while you’re speaking and being able to address them on the spot, before the Q&A. Twitter.

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Presentation Skills: Handout Tips

Great Public Speaking

Have the attendees use it for those special aha's they get. - USE A LARGE FONT. It makes more impact and is easier to read.

8 steps to add branding to your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

When I do corporate training or public webinars, I usually ask attendees to submit a couple of slides. A website is branded. A tagline. Colors.

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Enchanting Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

Get to the presentation venue early so you can mingle with attendees before you start to speak. Kawasaki's main premise is that enchantment ".causes

Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

If you do pull out a Smartphone or tablet and are going to proceed with notating in a meeting, tell other attendees “I use my iPad to take notes” – this will prevent us from wondering if you are updated Facebook or playing Medal of Honor while discussions of the company’s financial future go on. #3 It matters.

12 ways to evaluate speaking gigs for gender bias

The Eloquent Woman

What''s the ratio of male to female attendees, based on previous years? Look for a conference with a wide-open process.

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