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Outshine your slides with proper lighting

Speak Schmeak

While attending a presentation a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the A/V guy walk into the room and stand at the back, watching.

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17 tips for choosing a B2B content marketing agency

Content Marketing Today

… That’s a good thing. So it pays to have a think before you get yourself committed. But, in this case, no.

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Outshine your slides with proper lighting

Speak Schmeak

While attending a presentation a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the A/V guy walk into the room and stand at the back, watching.

TEDxUCLA: Maybe next time

Speak Schmeak

This is a noble concept, but it leads to problems. PowerPoint should never be the deciding factor in lighting a room.

Six customer service tips for speakers

Speak Schmeak

Guess what: If you're a speaker, you're in customer service, too! A/V staff forgets to set up the equipment you need. Period.

4 Common Sense Social Media Tips for PR and Marketing Pros

Content Marketing Today

Her report from the seminar illustrates that social media is beginning to permeate PR even in a relatively small market such as the Naples/Ft.

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

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Then you need a Google profile An open letter to journalists: You have an amazing career opportunity on the Dark Side The New Rules of Viral Marketing - free ebook! Daryle Dickens on Are you a craft marketer? Ive seen a few great speeches. When someone says: "Let me tell you a story.," Open with a story. Be funny.

Use Your Own Remote

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Many large conventions are set up by A/V folks who use a presenter remote system that inevitably causes more problems than it solves. The presenter is usually a big wig and the tech folks assume that the big wig can’t handle more than one button on a remote. I’ve seen this ruin keynote presentations.

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How to Handle Presentation Surprises

Professionally Speaking...

But as a presenter, you don't have the luxury of showing any of those reactions. Certainly your first concern is to put the audience at ease.

Seating Strategies to Engage and Involve Your Audience… and Boost Back-of-Room Sales

Pivotal Public Speaking

put into action tips on design, A/V, traffic flow, noise, and lighting. with Paul O. Radde, PhD.

What to do when a speech goes horribly wrong - 5 tips

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Giving a speech is especially tough for perfectionists – the kind of people who are often asked to give speeches.    If you take the burden of solving a technological problem on your shoulders alone, then everyone in the room will be watching you attempt to fix it.    The A/V person was nowhere to be found. 

Improve with Improv – Improvisation for Speakers

Pro Humorist

I’m pleased and excited to announce that this week I have a guest author here at ProHumorist.com. Think of a play in basketball.

Great Contemporary Business Speakers - 7: Charlene Li

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

    Charlene was a V-P and analyst at Forrester Research and a Harvard Business School graduate before she launched her own company, the Altimeter Group, last year.     Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Books Current Affairs Public Speaking

Six customer service tips for speakers

Speak Schmeak

Guess what: If you're a speaker, you're in customer service, too! A/V staff forgets to set up the equipment you need. Period.

Great Public Speaking - Mic The Audience

Great Public Speaking

You may have gotten a 3 minute standing ovation! I have seen so many tapes ruined (including my own) because the presenter didn't make sure there was a microphone recording audience reactions. This isn't really a humor technique but it is really important for humorous presenters for two reasons. You may have killed! and hey.if

Public Speaking Business Marketing - Mic The Audience!

Great Public Speaking

You may have gotten a 3 minute standing ovation! I have seen so many tapes ruined (including my own) because the presenter didn't make sure there was a microphone recording audience reactions. This isn't really a humor technique but it is really important for humorous presenters for two reasons. You may have killed! and hey.if

Improve with Improv – Improvisation for Speakers

Pro Humorist

I’m pleased and excited to announce that this week I have a guest author here at ProHumorist.com. Think of a play in basketball.

How to develop a paid public speaking career – IV: 3 Rules for Long-term Public Speaking Success

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

You’ve created both push and pull demand – you’ve wooed the bureaus and meeting planners and you’ve created a strong platform – and you’re getting inquiries.    What do you need to do to create a thriving, sustainable business?    You put on a few conferences a year. 

TEDxUCLA: Maybe next time

Speak Schmeak

This is a noble concept, but it leads to problems. PowerPoint should never be the deciding factor in lighting a room.

Multiple Presenters Using PowerPoint

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I had two situations recently where I have been asked for what options you have when you are doing a presentation with multiple presenters, each having their own PowerPoint slides. The other situation is a panel discussion I am involved in. Each presenter will connect their laptop to one of the inputs on the projector.

How to develop a paid speaking career

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

I shared a ‘Core Conversation’ yesterday afternoon at SXSW with the consummate professional speaker Tim Sanders , author of Love is the Killer App , The Likeability Factor , and Saving the World at Work. Your first job is to build a platform and a community around something you’re passionate about.

Speaking Season - 23 to 28 of 107

Speak and Deliver

I know that I course correct throughout the day, revising what I may say at 12 and 2, sometimes as late as 4 or 5 (on a Sunday).

Public Speaking: Mic The Audience

Great Public Speaking

You may have gotten a 3 minute standing ovation! I have seen so many tapes ruined (including my own) because the presenter didn't make sure there was a microphone recording audience reactions. This isn't really a humor technique but it is really important for humorous presenters for two reasons. You may have killed! and hey.if

Improve speaking skills with improv

The Eloquent Woman

I've added links and some boldfacing to emphasize a few points.) Improvisation is a must-have tool in the public speaker’s repertoire.

Tell Powerful Stories with Pictures: A National Geographic Photographer Shares Tips for Speakers (WEBINAR)

Pivotal Public Speaking

A speech or presentation is in part a visual experience for the audience. Some speakers avoid using A/V equipment, but many others find that adding a visual component helps their audience focus and learn. Dick will show us what to look for in a picture—and how to take our own—to add power and depth to our message.

PowerPoint Tip: Equipment to carry when presenting

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When I travel to deliver customized workshops or speak at conferences, I carry the normal equipment for a presenter: my laptop, presentation remote and projector if required. In today’s tip, I want to share with you a few of the other pieces of equipment I carry that come in handy when travelling. Mine is 15 feet long.

Jeff Tracta — Learn from the Pros

Humor Power

After performing in stage productions, TV (The Bold and the Beautiful), internationally, and in Las Vegas for many years (he’s in his early 50s), Jeff has become a super-star entertainer. Jeff Tracta can perform night after night for 90 minutes and still have a strong voice for the next show. Be a student. Jeff did.

Speaking Season 20 of 107

Speak and Deliver

Tonight I spoke at Marshall High School to a group of about 130 people - High School and Junior High School families - and I was almost, but not totally, all by myself. No teachers, 1 alumni student, and a principal subbing for the AV guy. Despite the overall lack of support, it was a pretty good meeting, I believe.

How to develop a paid public speaking career – V: What you need

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Let’s talk about the marketing materials you need to develop a paid public speaking career.    There are a few essentials:  a DVD, a website, a book, a one-sheet.    And a number of should-haves: a social media presence, a blog, a press kit, handouts, YouTube videos.