Nodding or Nodding Out: How to Read Your Audience

DeFinis Communications

These are the people who sit in the front of the room, turn off their cell phone and Blackberry without a reminder, don’t send Tweets, look attentive, take notes, and show interest. They may even come up afterwards and thank you personally, shake your hand in earnest, ask you to speak at their next meeting, or even ask for your autograph. And you’ll have a better chance of seeing a roomful of ideal listeners if you learn how to create them. . A Roomful of Potential Energy.

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What if?

Max Atkinson

Moving my office from one room to another has forced me to venture back into ancient files and make daily decisions about what to throw out and what to keep. Coaches and autographs When we got there, we had to line up and take it in turns to bat and bowl in the nets, closely watched by the two grumpy looking county coaches of the day, Arthur Mitchell and Maurice Leyland.

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Review of two books on speaking

PowerPoint Tips

TJ Walker’s Secret to Foolproof Presentations was sent to me by the Jess Todtfeld, complete with a sticker that says, “Autographed by the author.&# Here are some of the ideas in his book that I found interesting and useful: If you have a few people in the audience in a large room, ask them to move forward to get them together and create a “more intimate space.&# His tips to get compliance: “Make it a game.

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Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Watching him on the CBC, I cheered as he hoisted the silver trophy above his head and I laughed when the cameras caught him in the dressing room after the game, wearing nothing but a toothless grin and champagne-soaked underwear. He’s asleep on the couch in the living room. Ma bursts into my room like a tornado. I scramble out of the living room. And scribbled across the cover is Bower’s real-life autograph.

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May Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

After all, it’s the 8th time this week. – Can I help it if I have dumb DNA? – But someone has to be the anchor. – Is that my acceptance letter to the military academy? – Let me guess: Denied by another magnet school? – I can’t believe you have a security camera in the girls locker room. – But I’m not going to college.

In Speaking, “Sell” Is a Four Letter Word

Pivotal Public Speaking

Professional speakers, who are often paid thousands of dollars to give a one-hour talk, are expected to “sell from the platform” – that is, encourage audience members to go to their product table at the back of the room to buy their books, CDs, DVDs, notepads and promotional items using a short commercial at the end of their talk. It’s weird.

Hockey Night on Ossington Avenue

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Watching him on the CBC, I cheered as he hoisted the silver trophy above his head and I laughed when the cameras caught him in the dressing room after the game, wearing nothing but a toothless grin and champagne-soaked underwear. He’s asleep on the couch in the living room. Ma bursts into my room like a tornado. I scramble out of the living room. And scribbled across the cover is Bower’s real-life autograph. .

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Twitter Tips for Speakers: Before, During & After the Event

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Last but not least, don’t leave your Twitter and hashtag savvy, bored 13 year old son alone in the hotel room in a hotel with weak (bad for gamers) WiFi. Home Rock to the Top Events & Services Steeleworker Blog Demos About Contact RSS Feed Twitter Tips for Speakers: Before, During & After the Event by Dayna on June 26, 2009 As a professional speaker and event emcee, I am always looking for ways to expand my network with meeting planners, audience members, associations and more.

Top 20 Seminar Scams and How to Avoid Them

Great Public Speaking

Even me, a guy who didn’t fall all over myself to get John Travolta’s autograph when I was standing right next to him at a party can’t help but feel differently when in their presence. In an effort to maximize their money while minimizing the depth they would have to go into for any individual business problem, scammer mastermind leaders pile everyone in a room. A mastermind is not 70 people stuffed into a room each with a very limited time where their business is being addressed.

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