5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner

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(Editor's note: Jennifer Collins is the president and owner of The Event Planning Group , one of the Washington Business Journal's top 25 meeting and event planning agencies in the Washington, D.C. workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

"Visual aids scare me!" How to embrace visual presentations

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One response came from Gail Colborne Gustin , who said " Have the opportunity to work more with visual aids. There's a lot about speaking that scares people, and if you're not familiar with visual aids--from slides to props--you can certainly imagine what might go wrong.

Let a future speaker tag along and learn how to prep

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The 15 minute prep in the room was our audio-visual prep, our chance to walk the room and see how it would work when we walked into the audience, and our last-minute chance to get comfortable in the setting. workshop on dynamic speaking skills , March 2 and 3 in Washington, DC.

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when you're a frequent speaker

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from Oregon and New York to South Carolina and Washington, DC. I've got a full slate of speaking engagements , already in motion, between mid-April and late May--and all over the U.S.,

when the speech hands you lemons.

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Several board members split up the tasks at hand and pitched in to figure out solutions, including bringing a projector and figuring out how to handle the patchwork of audio-visual equipment. I’m always coaching speakers to plan ahead, then be ready for anything on the ground.

Reviewing those use-or-lose-the-lectern lessons

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If you're going this route, be sure to work with the audio-visual technicians to be sure your microphone can move with you). Learn how to be a dynamic speaker in my next two-day workshop, Good on Your Feet: A dynamic speaking skills workshop , November 3 and 4 in Washington, DC.