3-D Printing Tutorial at Mahoning County Public Library - Attendees Were All Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And not one attendee appeared to be under 65. Is it that members of younger generations  already  knew a lot about 3-D Printing ? Or, are Baby Boomers determined to stay up-to-date with tech trends?

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. Most will say they are free. Ask the same 100 people if training is free. Most will say you *pay* for training.

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

Writing in the excellent weekly newsletter SpeakerNetNews, Ron Shapiro, a speaker and consultant in career development, education and learning, shares an effective technique for collecting feedback from attendees at his programs.

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Hollywood Secrets Help Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 100 attendees at Saturday’s meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association heard the benefits of taking a Hollywood approach to writing and delivering presentations in order to elicit emotion in an audience.

RNC - Packing Heat in July

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

About 20,000 have signed the Change.org petition permitting attendees at the Republican National Convention in mid July to pack heat. But, since the GOP supports open-carry laws, the party might pull out all stops to ensure the armed attendees remain cool.

You're not just competing with other speakers

Speak Schmeak

Conference attendees will choose which breakout sessions to attend based on the description of your workshop and their needs and goals. What speakers don't realize in conference settings is that the attendees are not just choosing between sessions.

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2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As in previous years, 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 month to the 2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fifth conference.

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Duarte Blog

These words opened Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2017 as 171,000 live attendees and 10 million online viewers sat in awe taking in the video of trailblazers and the technologies they created [.] “Every industrial revolution is defined by trailblazers.

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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 link which your attendees use to see what’s on your desktop. You get a link which your attendees use to see what you uploaded.

How My Wife Created A Powerful Professional Poster

Duarte Blog

I see our workshop attendees [.] In 2017 I took 131 flights to lead 58 workshops. I spent close to 100 nights in hotels. Yes, it was exhausting, but also worth it because of the success stories I heard from clients. People don’t get smarter as the result of our workshops.

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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. Armies of executive assistants and the sub-second attention span of crazy-busy executives are barriers to overcome.

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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.

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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. Fellow NSA Northern California member Susan RoAne wrote on Facebook: “In my [.].

Four tips for a better networking event

Speak Schmeak

There was no motivation for attendees to move around and meet new faces. The room was too big for the number of attendees who showed up at the end of the day. Here's a quick tip for making your networking event a success: Get rid of the tables.

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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 [.]. Speechwriting Ragan Communications

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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. The room was too big for the number of attendees who showed up at the end of the day. Here's a quick tip for making your networking event a success: Get rid of the tables.

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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. Business Strategy Product Creation Writing Books Information Products Product Creation for Speakers

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If We Read into That WPP Memo to Staff about Boozing.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, if attendees at those events are intoxicated, yes, safe travel home will be provided. What has been going on at WPP agencies? It's 2018 and from the memo issued to staff about boozing, including at desks while working, the ethos seems like it's back in "Mad Men" days.

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116 top tweets from #ragancisco

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Attendees generated over 2,700 tweets under the hashtag #ragancisco. The Ragan Social Media Summit, hosted by Cisco Systems, was held in San Jose June 9-11, 2010. The event promised the latest Web 2.0 strategies for PR, marketing and corporate communications. Twitter is ephemeral. It only maintains 10-14 days of content, so this information will soon disappear. However, [.].

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. Some attendees were familiar with social media, some used it occasionally, and others hadn’t used it at all.

Discover 3 reasons most presentations fail and 3 easy ways to fix them

PowerPoint Tips

The 1-hour webinar included makeovers of slides that attendees submitted. I did a webinar for Brainshark.com and mybrainshark.com , a presentation-sharing website. It was called “3 reasons most presentations fail and 3 ways to fix them.” ” Over 500 people attended!

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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 […]. News, events, and awards Speechwriting

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227 Top Tweets from #prsa_ic

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 1,000 attendees generated over 6,000 tweets under the hashtag #prsa_ic. (An The annual Public Relations Society of America International Conference was held October 16 – 19, 2010 at the Washington DC Hilton. 1,900 PR professionals met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break out sessions and informal workshops. An additional [.].

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Speaking to inspire

PowerPoint Tips

In the workshop, I provided the attendees with a structure for an inspirational speech. One of the attendees chose a dream of more people adopting dogs from shelters instead of buying them. Last Monday, I spoke to the Boca Raton Junior League.

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Make your webinars super interactive

PowerPoint Tips

Sign in: Get attendees to “sign in” when they first call in. Ground rules: Make a game out of generating attendees’ own “ground rules” for participation. This is a guest post from Brenda Bence , who is a corporate branding and personal branding expert.

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A clip

Joan Detz Speaker Services

A seminar attendee sent this link for a clip from the TV show “West Wing” (an example of a speech written very quickly at the last minute to address a sudden event): . .

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Tweeting #nsa10

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These have been submitted by 100 of the expected 1,500 attendees, so less than 10% of NSA’ers seem to be active [.]. There’s just over 24 hours to go before the National Speakers Association 2010 Convention in Orlando, and the buzz on Twitter is kicking into high gear. There are now 880 tweets in the archive.

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108 top tweets from #ragangm

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Attendees generated over 900 tweets under the hashtag #ragangm. The Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit (May 4-7) was festival of presentations on Social Media, Speechwriting, Corporate and Internal Communications. Over 250 attended the event held at the General Motors Headquarters in the downtown Renaissance Center and hosted by GM. Since Twitter only maintains 10-14 [.].

2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.]. Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors.

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2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.]. Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors.

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2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.]. Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors.

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The 2010 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 2010 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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The 2010 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 2010 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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The 2010 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 2010 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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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. Attendees love to hear the answers of others in their group. An assistant is also helpful for monitoring attendee questions and comments.

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18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

Unfortunately because there was a slight time lag between me clicking on the slide and attendees seeing the slide, some attendees only saw it for a microsecond. This came in useful when an attendee asked me about a previous slide. Webinar Tips for Presenters and Attendees.

Meetings are Presentations Too

Professionally Speaking...

Be sensitive to what can reasonably be accomplished in the allotted time and what the attendees can absorb. Re-schedule for another time. :: Give the meeting leader and the rest of the attendees the respect of your attention.

Job opening for speechwriter at US State Department

Joan Detz Speaker Services

An attendee from my Career Workshops for Speechwriters sent this link. Note the very short window for applications! If you’re interested, you’ll need to move fast.

Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

Send out a questionnaire, interview representative attendees, understand their mindset, anticipate questions. And while this won't capture every single expectation that attendees bring, it will give you a good foundation from which to address anything unexpected.