Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

Have you checked to make sure you have extra batteries , an extension cord, enough handouts, a backup copy of your PowerPoint, and a timer? I have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

Have you checked to make sure you have extra batteries , an extension cord, enough handouts, a backup copy of your PowerPoint, and a timer? I have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off.

Who's the boss? You are!

Speak Schmeak

If you need the organization to make copies of your handouts, say so. We set up the room a certain way, use a microphone, bring handouts or provide certain activities so the audience learns better and retains the information that is shared.

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Check (out) your audience at the door: 8 reasons speakers should

The Eloquent Woman

It's easy enough to do: There's almost always a speaker table, the organizer to talk to, a green room or the audio-visual with which to occupy yourself. When you're giving a speech or presentation, do you stay away from the audience before you start?

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Secrets To Sizzling Seminar Presentation

Pivotal Public Speaking

Find out the numbers expected, the seating arrangement, the type of microphone available; what type the audio visuals will be at your disposal; whether copies of your handout will be made ahead of time or if you have to bring those yourself. In an arena where there is a surfeit of presenters you need to hone your skills and develop techniques that will take you into the realm of presenter extraordinaire.

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10 Tips for Public Speaking from Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Check the microphone, lighting, audio/visual equipment, and any other factors that may affect your performance. Use handouts. If your presentation involves statistics and analytical data, put them in a handout that the audience can refer to. Giving a Speech? 10 Tips for Public Speaking. An article on how you can be more effective when you deliver a speech and how to be better at public speaking.

when you're a frequent speaker

The Eloquent Woman

You may need (as I have done in the past) everything from a laptop brought to your room to someone to sprint across town with new handouts. I've got a full slate of speaking engagements , already in motion, between mid-April and late May--and all over the U.S.,

Week 11: Working with program managers

The Eloquent Woman

Who is managing the audio-visual equipment? On my blogs, I use the tag Graveline speaking engagements to share information about upcoming talks, topics, and even e-handouts for talks I've given, and my bio lists groups for which I've been a speaker.) If you're serious about public speaking, at some point you'll be working with a program manager--the person who arranges events and speakers--to get yourself on a program.

How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity

Executive Speech Coach

You may not be a professional speaker, but struggling with audio/visual equipment just distracts and annoys your audience. Handouts: Develop a page detailing your key points. Make sure that the handout includes your name, address and telephone number. Body Language - emotion, intensity, action Body Language is a powerful visual stimulus for your audience -far more than any PowerPoint slide.

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