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. Keynotes Public Speaking Speechwriting Glenna Salsbury Ken Dychtwald Kyle Maynard Lou Heckler National Speakers Association Nido QubeinI’ve just spent four intense days attending my 7th National Speakers Association (NSA) convention, held July 30 – August 2nd in Anaheim, California.

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. It's poignant here, because so many thousands of people looked forward to this keynote as a highlight of the interactive conference--even Gray's piece is titled, "The SXSW Keynote With Ev Williams You Had Hoped to See." And what better way to elicit "what will you want to hear from me during the keynote on Tuesday?"

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Making the audience part of your keynote

The Eloquent Woman

But the real story was when the SFSPCA staff shared during the keynote was that these regular videos are produced by volunteers. Beth calls this a "conversational keynote," but I think it's compelling.

108 top tweets from #ragangm

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Attendees generated over 900 tweets under the hashtag #ragangm. Tags: Business Communication International Communication Keynotes Marketing Podcasts Public Speaking Social Media Speechwriting Technology general motors GM Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference The Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit (May 4-7) was festival of presentations on Social Media, Speechwriting, Corporate and Internal Communications.

How to Earn $10,000-Plus in Keynote Speaker Fees

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);} else {document.write( );}return true;}LoadMenus(); NAME E-MAIL ZIP CODE Resources Articles Events Online Tutorial FAQs Links Article: How to Earn $10,000-Plus in Keynote Speaker Fees RainToday.com, May 2008 By Vickie K. Sullivan So you want to be a big-fee keynote speaker? But at some point, you watch the keynote speaker whos getting the big fees for the 60-minute speech and you say to yourself, "Hey, I can do that!"

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.

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 [.]. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference 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 [.]. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference 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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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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9-Step “Create Anything” Outline for Information Products

Succeed Speaking

Are you able to “download&# everything you have to offer in a 45-90 minute keynote? 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. Of course not. I hope. Business Strategy Product Creation Writing Books Information Products Product Creation for Speakers

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227 Top Tweets from #prsa_ic

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

1,900 PR professionals met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break out sessions and informal workshops. 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. An additional [.].

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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.

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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. David Murray explains why he chose an experiential opening keynote from Edmée Tuyl.

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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 that shaped the world forever. “Every industrial revolution is defined by trailblazers.

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Judgement, Pivots & Do Overs with Jason Hewlett

Speaker Launcher

A recent, and one of the youngest inductees in the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, his talks inspire leadership from the perspective of a Promise, while giving attendees an engaging, entertaining, and educational experience all in one. .

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A Case Story: Teradata | The Edge of Next

Duarte Blog

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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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.

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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. This year, PPTLive was in Atlanta. I’m still processing all that I heard and learned. Overall, it was a great conference, as usual.

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10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

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. Designate times within your talk when you collect and answer questions from attendees.

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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.

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Why register for the European Speechwriter Network Brussels conference?

The Eloquent Woman

See my notebook on the London conference here and my London keynote on women and public speaking here.) See some testimonials from recent attendees here ; space for the workshop is limited.

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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. Keynote Speech on Presentation Skills. Patricia Fripp's unique and riveting keynote speeches on Presentation Skills can have various titles.

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.

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

The Eloquent Woman

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.'

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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.

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! “Content isn't king.

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

Speaking about Presenting

As one attendee suggested, use several cycles of why, what and how. Keynote presentations, motivational speeches and after-dinner speeches may not require such a structured approach.

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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.

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

Speaking about Presenting

As one attendee suggested, use several cycles of why, what and how. Keynote presentations, motivational speeches and after-dinner speeches may not require such a structured approach.

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OnSpeechwriting - Untitled Article

OnSpeechwriting

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. It is very important to be respectful of conference managers’ understanding of their attendees and be flexible in tailoring your messages to be synchronous with their agenda program plans.

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TWITTER IN PRESENTATIONS.LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT?

Professionally Speaking...

In the Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching (Volume 2, 2009), Dr. Martin Ebner, Head of the Social Learning Department at Graz University of Technology in Austria conducted research at the e-learning conference, Ed-Media 2008, to determine the behaviors of attendees using Twitter during a presentation. Throughout the keynote, the Twitter stream was projected on the screen along with the presenter's slides.

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. I''m not suggesting you attempt to deliver a keynote on theoretical physics when you are a marketing director with no science background.

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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. Actress Viola Davis blew the room away in her main stage keynote on the topic of “owning your story.”

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

Speaking about Presenting

As one attendee suggested, use several cycles of why, what and how. Keynote presentations, motivational speeches and after-dinner speeches may not require such a structured approach.

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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.

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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.   Executive speech coach shares public speech coaching advice.

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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.   Executive speech coach shares public speech coaching advice.

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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. 

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.

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.

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Speechwriters As Communications Strategists: Leaders out there talking again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In keynote speeches to 1,000 attendees and in small meetups in Silicon Valley with innovators, leaders are out there talking. 

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9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

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Meeting planners and conference organizers are also using online community tools to help conference attendees network both pre and post-event. Phrases from Scott Berkun’s keynote at the Web 2.0 If you have a video camera, film attendees talking about the content and post online.

9 Tips for Enriching Your Presentations With Social Media

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Meeting planners and conference organizers are also using online community tools to help conference attendees network both pre and post-event. Phrases from Scott Berkun’s keynote at the Web 2.0 If you have a video camera, film attendees talking about the content and post online.