Questions for speakers to ask meeting planners

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Following is a list of questions that speakers should ask meeting planners in getting ready to speak at an event.    You won't need to ask all of them all the time; the list is meant to give you a broad set of ideas.    A.    The Venue When is the speech taking place? Where? How many in the audience? What time of day? How long should the speech be? Will the audience be eating or have eaten? What is the hall like? Is there lighting?

Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

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However, the event organizer or meeting planner tells you they can’t pay you. You’ve been asked to speak for an audience. Your heart sinks knowing that speaking for free will cost you in the long run.

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Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

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Photo of me presenting in Istanbul, Turkey on February 25, 2009 courtesy MediaCat. Posted by David Meerman Scott on March 16, 2009 | Permalink Digg This | Save to del.icio.us Howell | March 16, 2009 at 08:18 AM David, Great article, personally very timely and helpful for me. Posted by: Matt Nelson | March 16, 2009 at 08:21 AM Excellent advice, David. Posted by: Geno Prussakov | March 16, 2009 at 08:32 AM I'd change #6) Don't use Powerpoint at all.

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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I often hear from various verticals with an association meeting who want to better understand something I brought up in a blog post, or they’ll ask me to further customize something to a specific industry.

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Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech February 23, 2009 · Comments You deserve some great tools, so I’d like to share what I’ve been working on. Meet them where they are 2.

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Dont waste your time, energy and money on developing a niche that just isnt going to get any recognition because it isnt something that planners will be looking for! Develop an eye-catching media kit Planners get hundreds if not thousands of proposals and media kits every year.

The rewards of ending on time

Speak Schmeak

The third speaker took 50 minutes, despite the fact that the meeting planner came in and told her to wrap it up. The meeting planner left and the speaker finally wrapped up at noon. Meeting planner couldn’t thank me enough for not talking.

The rewards of ending on time

Speak Schmeak

The third speaker took 50 minutes, despite the fact that the meeting planner came in and told her to wrap it up. The meeting planner left and the speaker finally wrapped up at noon. Meeting planner couldn’t thank me enough for not talking.

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So, do your homework, research your market, talk to meeting planners and executives in your market, visit associations in your market see who they have hired to speak at previous events, you can even talk to other speakers.

The experts are wrong. Public Speaking is all about YOU.

Speak Schmeak

Despite what you may read elsewhere, the most important person at your next speaking engagement is not the CEO, the meeting planner, the audience or even that one person whose life you might change forever.

People Talk.Are You Listening?

Professionally Speaking...

Like the presentation in the boardroom or the remarks at the employee meeting. Since your entire focus should be on understanding and meeting the audience's needs with your presentation, the folks listening to you speak are the most critical and valuable source of feedback.

No time left for you to speak

Executive Speech Coach

The third speaker took 50 minutes, despite the fact that the meeting planner came in and told her to wrap it up. The meeting planner left and the speaker finally wrapped up at noon. Meeting planner couldn’t thank me enough for not talking. Meeting planner changed the afternoon schedule and gave me 20 minutes to speak.

Be More Funny, Make More Money

Pivotal Public Speaking

Meeting planners are looking to get the biggest bang for their buck — they need their speaker to be both informative and entertaining. Be More Funny, Make More Money ®. with David Glickman. All things being equal, the funnier speaker gets hired. Period.

Public Speaking: Humor!

Great Public Speaking

=> If we had an instant replay camera like the NFL has we could watch that joke die again. => I asked the meeting planner what I should talk about.

Public Speaking: Contract Marketing

Great Public Speaking

You might say, "Tom, why don't you just discuss additional product sales up front with the meeting planner and put the deal right in your contract?" The reason is that the meeting planner doesn't always know how much budget that is available for this until all the top priorities are under contract. Smart speakers attempt to maximize the amount of money they make at each speaking engagement. Contract marketing is one way to do it.

what does your speaker wardrobe say?

The Eloquent Woman

Over at the Capital Buzz , a Washington public relations blog to which I contribute, there's a discussion going about about this post on the messages women speakers send with their dress, by fellow blogger and meeting planner Jennifer Collins.

Increasing Audience Attention From the Moment They Arrive

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

If you’re a meeting planner, want to know how to help your presenters get their message across better? Put them against a better background.

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Susan Speakwell My Street Address -My City, NE, 12345 Phone: 123 456 7890 |Cellular: 123 456 7890 Fax: 123 456 7890 |Email: susan@susanspeakwell.com Web: www.susanspeakwell.com February 8th, 2005 Karen Sharp Chief Meeting Planner SPEAK TO ME, INC.

Communications Mastery: Persuasion, influence and ego

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The meeting planner broke down crying and, as I tried to disappear from the lobby without her seeing that I was seeing, all I could hear her say was: “Of course I planned for this.&# The meeting planner mishandled the communication. It doesn’t matter if it’s an email, a conference call or a F2F meeting.

Increasing the impact of our presentations through planned re-exposure

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

An article I recently wrote for Speaking of Impact magazine talked about how meeting planners can increase the ROI of their meetings by planning to re-expose the audience to key messages. You can read the article at www.SpeakingofImpact.com if you select the current issue (Winter 2009) and go to page 26. Networking After you meet someone at a networking event, send an e-mail reminding them of what you discussed and give links for them to find out more information.

Finding Feedback

Speak and Deliver

Meeting planners will provide feedback of sorts - but it will still be weighted towards whether or not you met their expectations of message delivery vs. speaking skills. Finding Forrester is one of my favorite films, despite the fact it isn't necessarily a great movie.

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Break The Pattern of Dullness: 10 Questions To Ask Yourself

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Difficult phone calls, meetings, hallway chat, the rougher the better. There might be a hundred other speakers and the meeting planner will kill you if you mess with their processes. Pic Apremorca.

Public Speaking: Background Music

Great Public Speaking

Background music playing when participants enter a room is a great way to set the mood for a NO ZZZZZs meeting or event. There have been many lawsuits between meeting planners and organizers and Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). If you want to use copyrighted music, make sure you tell your meeting planner.

Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

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It is Not Your Clients' Job to Know How They Can Hire You Again

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

If business presentations, sales presentations, corporate convention speeches, executive speeches, internal meetings and company briefing are of a high priority to you there is no better keynote speaker to hire than Patricia Fripp.

when the speech hands you lemons.

The Eloquent Woman

In Washington, I hang with a lot of professionals who are frequent speakers, meeting planners and event-throwers, and it’s common for folks to leave events like this one running down everything that went wrong and tsk-tsking about it.

Hiring Professional Speakers: How to Avoid Mistakes

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

How to Avoid Mistakes When Choosing a Speaker An article for meeting planners by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE. You are planning your company's next meeting and you want everything to be perfect. How do you know what kind of speaker is best for your meeting? Is it to attract more people to the meeting? Or is it to start the meeting off with a bang so that everyone is in a receptive +mood for the real working sessions?

Does your subject line sell? Prospecting ideas and more

SpeakerSue Says...

Save over XX%, Exclusive for Meeting Planners, Enjoy special rates. • Are your attendees registering for your next meeting? Have you looked through your trash file lately? It’s an easy way to determine which subject lines sell and which smell like a phish. A quick look, and a few don’ts become apparent: -Don’t misspell. Importent message). Don’t use my name. SUE, anything … ). Don’t be dishonest. About our dinner).

How to use social media as a prospecting tool: No more cold calling!

SpeakerSue Says...

One group of prospects for me, for instance, is meeting professionals. I search “meeting planner&# and other keywords and find out who the people I respect are following. Cold calling. Even the name is, well, cold. Social media, however, provides an opportunity to warm relationships and understand needs so that you don’t have to break the ice or ever get the cold shoulder again. Chill… I’ll stop with the “cold&# expressions now.)

Charli Jane Speaker Services: What It Takes To Get Noticed By

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Relationships rule: Although there are many ways to get a planner to take notice of you, I want to focus on only one and the most important which are relationships. Meeting planners are very keen on when theyre being played and yes it does happen.

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Remember the meeting industry is well networked and word of mouth travels fast Dont put them on hold - Big mistake, if you have set up a phone meeting with a planner make sure you give them your undivided attention! Not sure what to add to your planner page?

Twitter Tips for Speakers: Before, During & After the Event

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I’ve connected with event planners looking for a last minute speaker, gotten great feedback from audience members and generally just been able to keep my finger on the pulse of what is happening in the industry – from all sides – the planner, the speaker, the participant.

Presentation Mastery: How to deliver the best presentation ever

SpeakerSue Says...

The meeting planner has other things planned like a break, another session, a meal.Unless you ask – and receive approval – from the organizer and the group itself, stick to your alloted time. I’m a good speaker. Evaluations tell me so. Clients who rehire me year after year tell me so. Clients who remember what they heard in my sessions from 5, 10, 20 years ago tell me so. But I’ve just recently learned the key to delivering the best presentation ever.

Presentation Mastery: How to deliver the best presentation ever

SpeakerSue Says...

The meeting planner has other things planned like a break, another session, a meal.Unless you ask - and receive approval - from the organizer and the group itself, stick to your alloted time. I’m a good speaker. Evaluations tell me so. Clients who rehire me year after year tell me so. Clients who remember what they heard in my sessions from 5, 10, 20 years ago tell me so. But I’ve just recently learned the key to delivering the best presentation ever.

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Dont waste your time, energy and money on developing a niche that just isnt going to get any recognition because it isnt something that planners or organizations will be looking for! Planners and organizations get hundreds if not thousands of proposals and media kits every year.

What should Seth Godin have done? How do you respond to a last-minute change?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The most common curve thrown by meeting planners is the following:  “We’re running a little late, and we need you to shave 20 minutes off your presentation.”  Yesterday, I commented on Seth Godin’s TED.com speech, overall finding it impressive, and making a few suggestions for improvement. 

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Attending Special Events

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