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.

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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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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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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.

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!

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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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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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. But more than that, it's very likely that women attendees and speakers are outnumbered by female prostitutes.

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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.

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.

Want to boost conference attendance? Add women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

And, as we've reported on the blog, a paucity of women speakers and attendees often leads the men-in-majority to make misogynistic decisions about conference entertainment, or even the presence of prostitutes.

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.

16 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.

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.

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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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

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. A presentation doesn’t stand by itself. Your presentation started out with a reason, a goal, need, or a situation that led to the presentation itself.

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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

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.

10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

In fact, while he presented, bored attendees started a “backchannel” on Twitter. Designate times within your talk when you collect and answer questions from attendees.

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Take Your Meetings by Storm…Gamestorm, That Is

Duarte Blog

One such game— World Café —literally brought attendees closer together as they answered questions about themselves within a series of concentric squares, starting with general questions in the outermost band and ending with more personal questions in the innermost square.

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.

6 Presentation Mistakes Every Professional Should Avoid

Duarte Blog

So, I began every workshop by asking attendees to jot down presentation challenges at their company. Almost every single attendee said the same thing: “it will allow us to remain compliant.” “There’s this one guy at my company who…”.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Code red: Conference codes of conduct, designed to protect women speakers and attendees from harrassment, don''t work without a lot of additional effort, says this organizer.

Big Meeting Coming Up? Close the Slideshow; Pick Up the SlideDocs

Duarte Blog

With a memo, everyone benefits: attendees can take in your important information before you begin a dialogue, and you don’t lose listeners while they are trying to process and respond to what you’re saying as you stand and ramble in front of a set of slides.

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Fear of success is real, and it sucks

Speak Schmeak

At last month's Shake Up Your Speaking retreat, I gave the attendees an exercise that involve picking a temporary tattoo out of a bag, applying it to their arm, and then applying the message on the tattoo to where they were in their speaking journey.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: Now that's a vision: "Ideally, someday, attendees will see a tech panel featuring more women than men and not notice anything amiss," says this article on a purpose-driven approach to righting the gender imbalance.

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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. Where there is madness, Nancy Duarte finds method.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Instead of cheating on the parameters of TED-style talks, why not borrow the sentiment of a previous attendee, whose goal was to "Rock it TED-style when co-presenting with read-off-the-slide PowerPoint users."

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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 [.].


Conference notes from #uksgcam2015: Diving into speechwriting

The Eloquent Woman

Smart speakers attend speechwriting conferences: In amongst the speechwriters who dominated the attendee roster were people who only write speeches for themselves--aka, speakers. Attendees at this workshop came from Germany, Denmark, Belgium, England, and Malaysia.

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’ve switched to Zoom! I’ve used GoToWebinar for many years but a friend (thanks, Sheila Finkelstein!) introduced me to Zoom.

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The fear of "Thank you:" Get over it

Speak Schmeak

Now, I''m seeing this trend in e-mail marketing, teleseminars and other places where the writer or speaker could be showing appreciation to their attendees and readers but instead are saying things like: "Congratulations!" First there was the rule "Never thank your audience.

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. Stories to which the attendees can directly relate, and ones that demonstrate practical methodologies of what to do or what to avoid, will assist the attendees in empathizing with the information being taught.

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Rather, the attendees use the browser on their smart phone or tablet, enter your unique URL, and then interact with you, sharing input (questions, comments, or ideas) and even voting on other audience members’ input.

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

Duarte Blog

About 6,500 attendees, 95% of them women by my estimate, gathered for talks on diversity, inclusion, women’s issues, careers, and trailblazing/innovating/disrupting/leading change. The stories connected me to my fellow attendees in meaningful ways.

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

The Eloquent Woman

The idea here is to avoid frittering away your energy on small talk with the organizers or other attendees or backstage crew, and to save it for when you need it, on stage. 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.

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