Speaking Season - 21 of 107

Speak and Deliver

skip to main | skip to sidebar Speaking Season - 21 of 107 Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Thursday, September 2, 2010 Labels: Bemidji , Rich Hopkins , Speak and Deliver , Speaker , Styx Last night my Super Deluxe Robot Leg and I got some *star* treatment by the Sound Engineer for Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St.

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Stanford Keynote Open to the Public

Duarte Blog

Tomorrow at noon Nancy will deliver a keynote at Stanford’s Bishop Auditorium , the South Building of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. If you’re in the South Bay around lunchtime tomorrow, grab a bite to eat and head over to Stanford!

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Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Here’s an example from the Silicon Valley Brand Forum where the event ended with a panel discussion.

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Twitter at Conferences: Beyond Q&A

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Comments and questions from the auditorium as well as people following along [.]. Twitter is increasingly used as a way of engaging the audience beyond the usual moderated Q&A session. Comments and questions are projected onscreen during a panel discussion. Here’s an example from the Silicon Valley Brand Forum where the event ended with a panel discussion.

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Looking for a job in the greater Philadelphia area?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Eastern University, McInnis Auditorium, St. October 16, 2010. 9:00 - 11:30 AM. Davids, PA. Cost: Free . Speaker: Phil Hopkins of Select Greater Philadelphia. Information: www.mycareertransitions.com

Question: How useful is social media for public speakers?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The title my talk is Beyond the Auditorium: Magnifying the Impact of a Speech with Social Media. I need your help. On Friday February 12th I’m presenting at the Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington, DC. While I hope some readers of Professionally Speaking will be at the event, I’d like to hear from anyone who has [.].

Question: How useful is social media for public speakers?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The title my talk is Beyond the Auditorium: Magnifying the Impact of a Speech with Social Media. I need your help. On Friday February 12th I’m presenting at the Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington, DC. While I hope some readers of Professionally Speaking will be at the event, I’d like to hear from anyone who has [.].

Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

Everyone quietly claps, or just nods, and leaves the auditorium or conference room. The moment of truth has arrived. You had them entranced at the open. The audience was clearly focused, nodding as you delivered your message; eyes locked as you wove through a carefully crafted medley of stories, anecdotes and analogies, all supporting your message. There is no question that the majority of your audience probably agrees with what you are saying.

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“The Secret” to Effective Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

In boardrooms, conference rooms, auditoriums and court rooms throughout the world. Forget about effective public speaking for a minute. Close your eyes….It’s It’s game time; you just paid $500 for tickets for your family to see your favorite team, and even more for food and souvenirs. . The players take the field (or court, or ice)….straight straight from their living rooms.

2011 189

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

And remember, an auditorium full of people will absorb and dampen sound more than an empty auditorium. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself.

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10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

And remember, an auditorium full of people will absorb and dampen sound more than an empty auditorium. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself.

2011 210

Humour in a speech: 5 reasons you need it; 10 tips for using it

Manner of Speaking

We’ll let those roam around the auditorium a little bit. Using humour is a great way for speakers to connect with their audiences. Victor Hugo said, “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” When you speak to an audience of dozens, hundreds or thousands, the effect is multiplied. THE BENEFITS OF HUMOUR. When used properly, humour is a powerful tool in any speaker’s arsenal because it has tremendous benefits: 1. Humour creates a bond with the audience.

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RBG 1, Conservatives 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

RBG was confirmed to be sitting in the back of the auditorium. She's out and about.    Ruth Bader Ginsburg's son James says that mom has been taking walks. But the first official star-snap had been at a concert honoring her career in law at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in D.C. Performing in that concert was James' wife musician Patrice Michaels. Here are more details from Daily Mail.

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Commonwealth Club of California: New Service Offered

DeFinis Communications

Members can watch live video of events taking place in The Club’s main San Francisco auditorium; submit questions for the speakers and even text chat with other viewers. One of our greatest Bay Area resources for learning about current events and watching an array of talented, educational and inspiring speakers is the Commonwealth Club of California. And to add to their already hefty local presence is the launch of The Club’s online video channel. This channel is a members-only benefit.

7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? You want to run, but you can’t. So you endure what seems like torture. You probably think this only happens in large university lecture halls, right? Not so.

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10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

And remember, an auditorium full of people will absorb and dampen sound more than an empty auditorium. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Sure, on Christmas Eve Santa is the main attraction, but the Big Man can’t do it all by himself.

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Women's Festivals

Speak Schmeak

People from throughout the world will attend the California Women's Festival on March 7th - 9th at the Santa Barbara City College and Earl Warren Showground, and Arizona Women's Festival on March 14th - 16th at Red Rock Auditorium and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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What if no one shows up? Part 2

Speak Schmeak

He said he had just inadvertently walked into the adjacent auditorium and was mortified to see that all the seats were empty. As a follow-up to this post , here's another example of how to handle it when no one shows up, from one of the pros.

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7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? You want to run, but you can’t. So you endure what seems like torture. You probably think this only happens in large university lecture halls, right? Not so.

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Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

The room is in the style of a university auditorium. In a little more than a month’s time, I will fly to Lisbon, Portugal for the Toastmasters District 59 Spring Conference. It promises to be a fabulous time and I am looking forward to seeing many friends from across Europe.

2011 244

"Trust Gut," Shark Tank's Lori Grenier Tells Youngstown U

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Geiner spoke at Youngstown University last night to a packed auditorium. This is the era of trusting algorithms. So, it was a just-in-time gift for Shark Tank's Lori Greiner to parachute in and remind us: Trust the gut. At least if we want to be a successful entrepreneur or venture capitalist investing in the products/services of the future. Here is the media coverage.   Although her focus was entrepreneurship, there were plenty of us Baby Booomers there. 

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Controlling flashy graphics

The Presenter's Blog

This approach held an auditorium of 200 people in rapt attention for just under two hours. I recently observed an exciting approach to presenting a boring subject. The type of subject that is entirely fact driven, very technical, and needs a lot of slides! The entire presentation had been professionally animated! The basic animation scheme was simple.

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It’s fun to share with Cops That Care

Duarte Blog

Children who have an affiliation to the Mountain View community will be able to visit the North Pole (also known as the Police/Fire Auditorium at 1000 Villa St.) Throughout the year, Duarte host several events to raise money for one goal: purchasing a veritable mountain of toys! that we donate to Mountain View’s “Cops That Care” program, who then distributes the gifts to children in need of a little—or a lot—of holiday cheer. Although I must admit it’s very tempting to keep them.

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TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

However, when I arrived and discovered that the auditorium was actually rather intimate, I realized that the last three rows were not so far from civilization. Here's a (not-great) photo I took of one of his creations (hint: they're tables and benches in the quad outside the Broad Auditorium). The auditorium was just the right size. I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend.

2011 175

Public Speaking - Your Best Guide Is St. Francis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Their audiences may be sitting in a large auditorium or a corporate conference room, standing on the platform at the Metro North RR, attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, or waiting for a performance review. For some public speakers, human beings are all ears.  Those listen and have plenty of takeaways from the talk.    Most likely those effective speakers don't know it but they model their mission, tone, organization and word choice on guidance from St.

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Hello Cleveland!

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

For those who haven’t seen the film, here’s where the hyped-up band gets lost in the subterranean labyrinth on the way to the stage: In my own version, hosting a presentation in a very large auditorium, I had a 45 minute lunch break to get AV crews sorted, panel briefed, run sheet understood etc. I pushed the button to get back into the auditorium. Most things you need to know about staging large events can be learned from This Is Spinal Tap.

So You Want to be Mayor of Burlington

Executive Speech Coach

The sound was bad in the auditorium and none of the candidates impressed me. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

8 Powerful Public Speaking Tips

Executive Speech Coach

Saturday, July 24, 2010 8 Powerful Public Speaking Tips When it’s your turn to stand up and speak to an audience, whether it is a room of five or an auditorium of hundreds, you can speak confidently and effectively when you use these eight powerful public speaking tips. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

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Take care of your voice

Speak Schmeak

Go the the main office for orientation, then use your hall pass to work your way around to the auditorium , science center , teachers lounge , gymnasium and classrooms.

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Should you display the live twitter stream on a large screen?

Speaking about Presenting

Twitter is now a reality at many conferences. Now the question is: should you display a live twitter stream on a large screen so that everyone (not just the tweeters) in the audience can see it? Sir Ken Robinson speaking at "Hacking Education" organised by Union Square Ventures.

Week 7: A new speaker mulls the lectern

The Eloquent Woman

And the next time you have access to an empty meeting room or auditorium, practice moving around as you might during a speech--it's a great way to anticipate how it will feel, and find what you need to avoid or embrace when you use this tactic next time!

Interview: Paul M. Wood – Transmedia Storyteller

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s an auditorium filled will people listening to your CEO deliver a keynote. Transmedia storytelling is a hot topic. It’s a form of storytelling where multiple platforms tie together to tell a common story. It has been heralded as “a new storytelling form that is native to networked digital content and communication channels.” ” UCS professor Henry Jenkins coined the term transmedia storytelling, and defines it as representing: “…a [.]

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Ten Tips for Using Props in a Presentation

Manner of Speaking

Example: I thought that Bill Gates’ releasing a bunch of mosquitoes in the TED auditorium while delivering his talk about malaria was brilliant (5:10 – 5:35). In my previous post , I looked at some of the ways in which a prop can add some real value to a presentation. In this post, I want to give some suggestions when it comes to using props. To this end, I offer ten tips for your consideration.

2011 219

Famous Speech Friday: Linda Cliatt-Wayman on fixing broken schools

The Eloquent Woman

After things were quickly under control, I immediately called a meeting in the school's auditorium to introduce myself as the school's new principal. When, all of a sudden, a girl way in the back of the auditorium, she stood up and she said, "Miss! I watched the 2015 TEDWomen conference via livestream, and was watching live when the conference came to a resounding close with Linda Cliatt-Wayman's talk on fixing broken schools.

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When the male moderator won't let the lone woman panelist speak

The Eloquent Woman

The auditorium drops into silence. It's what women speakers dread about panels with just one woman on them: What happens if the guys overtalk you and the moderator ignores you? Or worse, starts mansplaining your answers so you can't get a word in edgewise. The answer in one recent incident turned out to be "look to the audience for a solution."

2017 69

TEDxUCLA: Maybe next time

Speak Schmeak

And, along with this tight schedule, there was a policy of not letting attendees return to their seats if they came back into the auditorium after the speaker had begun. This did happen once, and I missed the first few minutes of an excellent speaker who I was unable to write about because I was standing at the back of the auditorium holding my laptop.

2011 141

TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

However, when I arrived and discovered that the auditorium was actually rather intimate, I realized that the last three rows were not so far from civilization. Here's a (not-great) photo I took of one of his creations (hint: they're tables and benches in the quad outside the Broad Auditorium). The auditorium was just the right size. I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend.

2011 100

10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

When you create a space that doesn’t feel like an auditorium or physically interact with the audience, it feels like something is happening to them. Presentation expert Clif Atkinson tells a great story about a 2009 education conference where two speakers got very different reactions from their audiences. The first speaker started off with interactive exercises, he was entertaining, and overall, he was a hit.

2017 74

Step away from the laptop

Speak Schmeak

Some have a short range of 30 feet or less, while some have a range of up to 150 feet (in some conference rooms or auditoriums, the speaker is nowhere near the computer). Since we've been talking about coming out from behind the lectern , let's talk about coming out from behind the computer.

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Do it with the lights on

Speak Schmeak

And as it began, the auditorium lights went down. After the third speaker, I asked the organizer if he would raise the lights in the auditorium so we could see to take notes, and he graciously agreed to my request.

2010 141

Talk About the Talk: Ann Davison's remembrance of Rod Durham

The Eloquent Woman

There would be 800+ in attendance at the memorial service held in our high school auditorium and another 1000+ watching via livestream, along with local news crews. As the memorial service began, with pictures of our smiling friend all over the auditorium, I couldn’t wait to get on the stage. (Editor's note: Ann Davison, who chairs Burson-Marsteller's U.S. public affairs and crisis practice, is a longtime colleague of mine--we served together as senior officials at the U.S.

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Ten Tips for Using Props in a Presentation

Manner of Speaking

Example: I thought that Bill Gates’ releasing a bunch of mosquitoes in the TED auditorium while delivering his talk about malaria was brilliant (5:10 – 5:35). In my previous post , I looked at some of the ways in which a prop can add some real value to a presentation. In this post, I want to give some suggestions when it comes to using props. To this end, I offer ten tips for your consideration.

2011 147

Karl Stefanovic: Tired and Emotional Breakfast Host

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

While the Emmy audience sit bolt upright in their auditorium seats, waiting for it to be over, the Logies is a fully catered dinner that goes for, oh, nine or seventeen hours. Today, a bit of Australian presentation culture for our international guests. America recognises television excellence at the Emmy awards. Australia has the Logies, named after John Logie Baird, who invented the television. America has a bigger TV industry, and bigger stars.