Making the audience part of your keynote

The Eloquent Woman

Some speakers fear what the audience knows, figuring that smartypants or showoff in the back row is going to nail them on a forgotten detail or challenge their basic thesis. But if you take that assumption--that you'll have audience members who know things you don't that are relevant to the topic --and make use of it in a positive way, you can turn that situation to your advantage and take all the stress out of that anticipation.

10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

Presentation expert Clif Atkinson tells a great story about a 2009 education conference where two speakers got very different reactions from their audiences. In fact, while he presented, bored attendees started a “backchannel” on Twitter. By the end of the keynote, you know exactly what happened: the t-shirt you see above was for sale on café press. All this to say that audience participation isn’t necessarily a good thing.

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Afraid to flop? Twitter CEO's keynote lessons

The Eloquent Woman

No one would have bet on this, but by all accounts, yesterday's SXSW keynote by Twitter CEO Ev Williams flopped. Time and again, when I ask my readers what they fear most, several mention the fear that, despite their best effort, their speech will fall flat, get no reaction or a bad reaction--that there will be a mismatch between what they see and what the audience sees. Here are a few suggestions you can use to avoid just such a fiasco: Engage the audience first.

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Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have. Put yourself in your audience’s shoes and think of their top three questions. Audience analysis.

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Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have. Put yourself in your audience’s shoes and think of their top three questions. Audience analysis.

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Show More Courtesy for the Audience

Executive Speech Coach

The event organizers were discourteous to the attendees in several ways. Hmm, imagine what courtesies the attendees might request from the organizers and speakers. Event Organizer, as a courtesy to your attendees: Post directions and/or maps to the different rooms especially the main stage. Don’t place the exhibit booths on the other side of the curtain in the same room as the keynote presentations because it’s too noisy for everyone.

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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. Hall of Fame keynote speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp joined forces with Hollywood story expert (and Will […].

Webinar "How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation": Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have. Put yourself in your audience’s shoes and think of their top three questions. Audience analysis.

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NY Speechwriters Conference Debrief 2 of 3

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He discusses the unusual nature of the opening keynote that took people out of their intellect into a bodily appreciation of what is involved in the act of speaking. He discusses the unusual nature of the opening keynote that took people out of their intellect into a bodily appreciation of what is involved in the act of speaking. She liked the mixed media content of Mette Højen’s presentation on the ways speechwriters can command audiences exactly like an orchestra conductor.

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Make your webinars super interactive

PowerPoint Tips

Brenda does live keynotes but then often follows up with “virtual keynotes” for members of an organization who are located elsewhere. 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 avoids my or anybody else’s having to suggest that people pay attention — the audience has set their own rules and are more likely to abide by them.

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TWITTER IN PRESENTATIONS.LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT?

Professionally Speaking...

With the explosion in popularity of microblogging tools like Twitter , presenters are now faced with the possibility, or even likelihood, that some members of their audience will be tweeting (posting on Twitter) during the presentation. They sputter, "But that means the audience won't be paying attention to me." THE AUDIENCE WON'T PAY ATTENTION. Even without Twitter, you run the risk that your audience won't pay attention to you. THE AUDIENCE MIGHT BE NEGATIVE.

The Professional Speechwriters Association: Welcome to a Brand New World

OnSpeechwriting

What’s the goal and what can attendees expect? DM: Attendees can expect to listen to speakers and share space with other speechwriters who are committed to the profession and experienced in the peculiar facts of the life of a speechwriter or executive communicator. Among the keynote speakers at this conference are PR legend Fraser Seitel and a leader with experience on both ends of the speechwriting game, actually—former CIA director and U.S.

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Top 10 E's to Motivate and Influence an Audience

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Top 10 Es to Motivate and Influence an Audience Speak with Es. With the privilege of the platform comes the awesome responsibility of motivating and influencing your audience to feel/think/act differently. Educate provide your audience with extensive information on your topic. This will empower attendees to feel competent and knowledgeable. Experience get the audience involved. Example be the speaker/person who motivates the audience to admire and respect you.

OnSpeechwriting - Untitled Article

OnSpeechwriting

Finally, identify their target stakeholder audiences and the forums where they can be found in attendance – deep due diligence in the conference world. Finally, perhaps the biggest mistake, is failure to respect the role of a conference organizer in understanding his or her attendees and what it is they want to hear from conference speakers – it might not be what you think they should hear or want to tell them. Audience Speeches speechwriting

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Dreamforce 2017: Ushering in the 4th Industrial Revolution

MiddleWeb

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 that shaped the world forever. Dreamforce is a home for trailblazers, and Salesforce CEO and Chairman, Marc Benioff, welcomed them back in his opening keynote. Benioff sought to instill in the audience, that they, the “Trailblazers” were the drivers behind this movement.

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The Professional Speechwriters Association: Welcome to a Brand New World

OnSpeechwriting

What’s the goal and what can attendees expect? DM: Attendees can expect to listen to speakers and share space with other speechwriters who are committed to the profession and experienced in the peculiar facts of the life of a speechwriter or executive communicator. Among the keynote speakers at this conference are PR legend Fraser Seitel and a leader with experience on both ends of the speechwriting game, actually—former CIA director and U.S.

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Judgement, Pivots & Do Overs with Jason Hewlett

Speaker Launcher

What happens when you feel you did an amazing performance and then everyone in your audience responded differently than you’d hoped? What happens when you feel you did an amazing performance and then everyone in your audience responded differently than you’d hoped? Do you stew over it and let it bring you down or did you take the criticism, refocus and use it to improve?

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Organizing a speech with new tech tools? A no-suprises manifesto

The Eloquent Woman

In my case, I gave a keynote talk about social media a couple of years ago. At the end, an audience member who'd been glaring at me throughout the talk said, "I sent in a couple of questions ahead of time--I wish you'd addressed those." the distant audience had been emailing the Y, which was monitoring those comments, asking for a change in topic. The fact that the request had come from a distant audience wasn't shared with the two speakers.

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Back from the PPTLive conference!

PowerPoint Tips

Everyone is informal and friendly so the feeling is comfortable, even for new attendees. Keynotes. Cliff Atkinson ( www.beyondbulletpoints.com ), author of Beyond Bullet Points , opened the conference with a keynote called, “The Presentation Evangelist: How to change the world, one deck at a time.” He challenged the audience, many of whom consult or provide internal presentation advice within their companies, to become superheroes in the quest for better presentations.

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A Case Story: Teradata | The Edge of Next

Duarte Blog

Audience members were transported through the ages as thunder cracked, lightning flashed, and interpretive dancers took the stage, only to be taken in flight and suspended in mid-air. The event used cutting edge visual techniques as Ratzesberger’s keynote was displayed across seven different screens simultaneously, highlighting the four benefits of Teradata Everywhere…. #1 Does the future live only in the greatest minds?

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A Conference (and Meeting) Manifesto - How They Can Be Better

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Then someone finds a keynote speaker to open, and maybe one to close.    A good meeting should make linear sense from start to finish, in a way that allows attendees to retain what they see and hear rather than just feeling overwhelmed by the information.    Conferences should be for, by, and about the attendees.    Attendees should react, critique, judge, schedule, and vote for what they like and don’t like. 

Famous Speech Friday: Lionel Shriver's cultural appropriation speech

The Eloquent Woman

Little did the Brisbane Writers Festival know what its keynote from Lionel Shriver would do to its conference. That is, until the keynote speaker's first sentence. Titled Fiction and Identity Politics, and featuring the speaker in a Mexican sombrero as shown at right, the keynote speech began this way, leaving no doubt how it meant to go on: I hate to disappoint you folks, but unless we stretch the topic to breaking point this address will not be about “community and belonging.”

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

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

  He often tells keynote speakers, "It is your responsibility to let me know how I could hire you again. "  Taking Dan's advice, just in case you are searching high and low for some of the services I offer here is the latest update on Keynote Speeches on Presentation Skills. Keynote Speech on Presentation Skills. Patricia Fripp's unique and riveting keynote speeches on Presentation Skills can have various titles.

Public Speaking Awesome Storytelling Secrets from THE Executive Speech Coach

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

How to Engage an Audience by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE As an executive speech coach and award-winning keynote speaker I was recently asked, "What is the best way to engage an audience?" " This is the advice I gave the attendee at my  Speaking S chool: "The best way to engage an audience is to be prepared, personable, polished, practical, and profound. What is a typical day in the life of the audience members?

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Public Speaking Awesome Storytelling Secrets from THE Executive Speech Coach

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

How to Engage an Audience by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE As an executive speech coach and award-winning keynote speaker I was recently asked, "What is the best way to engage an audience?" " This is the advice I gave the attendee at my  Speaking S chool: "The best way to engage an audience is to be prepared, personable, polished, practical, and profound. What is a typical day in the life of the audience members?

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

The Eloquent Woman

Here's one example from a recent trainee who has given his new talk in front of audiences numbering in the hundreds: I followed your guidance and got great feedback. Another trainee in this style said: Of the four keynote speakers, I was the only one who kept my talk under 20 minutes, and clearly the only one who understood what does and doesn't mean 'TED-style.' As a result, I had time left for questions--something none of the other keynotes had--and the audience loved it.

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Presenting to the Twitter Backchannel

More than PowerPoint...

And often, the most exciting content you experience at conferences is not delivered by the keynote speaker. In other words, you didn't really come to the conference to hear me deliver an exciting, information-packed keynote! By listening to the backchannel, I knew when the presenter would overuse a cliche that didn't resonate with his audience. About 10 minutes into his speech, the conference attendees used Twitter to make fun of the speaker's poor word choice.

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MD's provocative presentation at health symposium

Presentation Zen

Attendees to the seminar, which was held in the cool facilities at the Microsoft head office in Paris, came from all over Europe, and even a few who flew all the way over from the USA. Making it visual Here are just a few sample visuals from his talk which used more than 100 keynote slides. ABOVE: The doctor introduces the problem: the obesity epidemic is a very recent phenomenon. While it is just his personal experience, it very much resonated with the audience.

When you're tempted to turn down a speaking gig: For women

The Eloquent Woman

I just finished chairing a conference at which I''d been the previous keynote speaker , but before all that, I said no to the organizer two or three times. In my case, the keynote speech and the chairmanship that followed were two of my very best speaking experiences in a long career of public speaking. Do the audiences love them? Not necessarily, but by the time the audience finds that out, it''s too late to do anything about it, except on the feedback forms.

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9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

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Pioneer presenters are using social media to engage their audience and extend the reach of their ideas. Twitter Twitter , Facebook Facebook , and numerous custom online tools allow presenters to create a backchannel for their audience’s ideas and feedback. This two-way engagement can enrich the audience’s understanding as well as the presenter’s effectiveness. Use these tools to get to know your audience and find out what they want from your presentation.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

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Pioneer presenters are using social media to engage their audience and extend the reach of their ideas. Twitter Twitter , Facebook Facebook , and numerous custom online tools allow presenters to create a backchannel for their audience’s ideas and feedback. This two-way engagement can enrich the audience’s understanding as well as the presenter’s effectiveness. Use these tools to get to know your audience and find out what they want from your presentation.

First Lady Michelle Obama's speech to young African women leaders)

The Eloquent Woman

Michelle Obama's keynote addressing 76 young African women leaders earlier this year had to overcome an outsized set of factors. Additional attendees brought the audience to 2,000 people. That kind of keeping-it-real remark helps her to connect with her young audience effectively. She relates the big, historic events to her audience of today: Recalling events in Soweto 35 years ago, Obama notes " Many of the students who led the uprising were younger than all of you."

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Famous Speech Friday: Jeane Kirkpatrick's "Blame America First" speech

The Eloquent Woman

On the face of it, she was an unlikely keynote speaker for the 1984 U.S. It was the first time in more than 30 years that a non-party member was invited to give the convention''s keynote. It''s catnip for the audience to hear a member of one party speak in strong language about why she believes her own party is wrong--particularly when she goes to the opposing party to do that.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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Bear in mind that sitting in a chair for a full day of presentations isn’t the most enjoyable activity as an conference attendee. Keeping the audience eyes’ on you rather than their laptops benefits both you and the audience. Ask yourself: When attendees return to work and speak about you and your presentation, what do you hope they will say? There is absolutely no reason in the world you should use anything other than Keynote.

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Chairing a conference: How I'm preparing

The Eloquent Woman

He''s right: At the last conference in May, I was the keynote speaker , responsible for about 20 minutes of talking and another 25 minutes of answering questions. The chair, on the other hand, spent the day onstage, opening the conference, introducing each of the 9 or 10 speakers, asking the first question or two, and moderating the audience''s questions.

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The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com

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Logistically, they require the same things most conferences run on: great speakers, relevant exhibitors and sponsors, and eager attendees. The goal is to get the right speakers to draw the right attendees who might also be of interest to the exhibitors and sponsors. Be clear about the offer - I try hard to bring the best speakers for the specific content I’m trying to share with my audience. So: be clear on who your audience is.

Alan Weiss and Patricia Fripp "The Odd Couple" set a date!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

At the time, I was primarily a keynote speaker, one of the original founders of the NSA Northern California chapter and National President in 1984. Because we would be appealing to an audience who already knew us, we started out exaggerating our differences for entertainment value. Getting an Audience. Alan writes books showing speakers and consultants how to charge by value, and he always has a large audience waiting for his next offering.

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Who needs live speakers? A poster session finds out the hard way

The Eloquent Woman

Some background for those in non-technical fields: A poster session's not quite a regular panel presentation or keynote, and so it's a good experience-and-confidence-builder for researchers to share what they know, with a limited, fixed visual and an audience on its feet, ready to move along. Even in an age where social media rules and we're eliminating paper, meeting attendees flock to conferences for the chance to see and meet speakers, face-to-face.

Oxford notebook: Women speakers, speechwriters at #uksgox2014

The Eloquent Woman

Since I''ve keynoted and chaired this conference, getting the chance to listen and absorb was a fair treat. When speakers fill all their (and our) time on the topic, direct the audience to find them in the break. For the record, I wish more speakers would leave time for questions, particularly for an audience as eager and curious as this one. Delaney kept us on time and in good humor throughout the conference, the two best things any audience member can say about a chair.

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Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

The overall effect is a nice backchannel, constant conversation with attendees. For my keynote at TechKnowledge, I did something a little different to plan out my presentation - and provide value to the audience (or at least part of the audience). A few good tweets about it during the session such as: writetechnology : I like that @ tonykarrer scheduled tweets (I assume) to appear during his keynote at # tk09.

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Notes from #fwneloquent, my workshop for the Fabian Women's Network

The Eloquent Woman

It''s a great tactic to engage the audience immediately, since most people come to a talk not just to listen and clap, but to participate. It turns out that the Fabian Women are not shy, and my talk was peppered with audience questions throughout, just as I had hoped. I have 17 reasons to welcome audience questions to keep in mind. Inviting audience questions early is a great way to calm and disarm an audience, even if they continue to disagree with you.

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From Free to Fee: How Experts Get Paid to Speak

Pivotal Public Speaking

If you still want association gigs, ditch the concurrent sessions and go for the keynote slots with state and regional associations. National associations with bigger budgets usually use more high-profile personality keynoters, so pitch for the general session, where lesser-known experts are used. Buyers and audiences alike have very different expectations of keynoters. What they want: Keynoter programs also require major content changes.

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eLearn: Best Practices

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How do you catch and keep your audience? Once your audience tunes in, how do you make sure they are entertained and feel involved even before the talk starts? Using looping slides is a great way to convey important information and keep attendees entertained while theyre waiting for your presentation to begin. Just as you would in a live presentation, tell stories and give specific examples-but in a webinar youll need even more visuals to engage the audience.