Lessons from a trade show

Speak Schmeak

I just spent the past three days at a specialty foods trade show. They were passionate about their sauces and candies and it showed in their conversation. A note: At these trade shows, I attend as a representative of the company my husband works for and walk the floor like any other buyer, bringing back materials and suggestions to him about which booths he should visit. Download audio here.

What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

The audience at a scientific conference is going to be very different from the audience at a food trade show. Tags: Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks Openings and Closings While discussing audience engagement strategies the other day, a client suggested that these strategies might not work for her kinds of audiences, especially at scientific conferences, where there are standard protocols.

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What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

The audience at a scientific conference is going to be very different from the audience at a food trade show. Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks Openings and ClosingsWhile discussing audience engagement strategies the other day, a client suggested that these strategies might not work for her kinds of audiences, especially at scientific conferences, where there are standard protocols.

Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

There was also an art show going on. Carpeting I don't know if Earl Warren provides carpeting as an option, but most trade show halls do. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsDownload audio here. Over this past weekend I shared a booth at the Women's Festival at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

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Set up your show

PowerPoint Tips

You can do that in the Set Up Show dialog box, but I realized that most people never go there, so they don’t know its settings. The Set Up Show dialog box has settings that determine what happens when you go into Slide Show view and deliver your presentation. Specify the show type. The show type is the type of window that PowerPoint uses when you go into Slide Show view. Slide Show view is full screen and you can click from slide to slide.

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