Bio Like Beyoncé with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

Have you read your own bio or “about me” page lately? Do you feel that it’s engaging enough to entice a potential client to stay on your website? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back Caroline Mays to talk about how to revise your bio […].

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Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Kick Your Boring Bio to the Curb By Eve Gumpel. Published October 03, 2010 Nancy Juetten is here to tell you that, as an entrepreneur, an attention-grabbing bio is your key to more clients and a better bottom line. Juetten is the author of Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs and Media Interviews Now. " Do people read bios? '" Juetten bases her clients' bios on what she calls four universal cornerstones.

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Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs & Media Interviews Now.

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Kick Your Boring Bio to the Curb By Eve Gumpel. Published October 03, 2010 Nancy Juetten is here to tell you that, as an entrepreneur, an attention-grabbing bio is your key to more clients and a better bottom line. Juetten is the author of Bye-Bye Boring Bio: Attract Clients, Speaking Gigs and Media Interviews Now. " Do people read bios? '" Juetten bases her clients' bios on what she calls four universal cornerstones.

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If you have to apologize, don't do it in the first place

Speak Schmeak

Here's a particularly annoying apology/acknowledgement I heard recently on a webinar, after the interviewer took a full five minutes out of an hour presentation to read the speaker's bio. Haha, that is one long bio. Maybe it's not exactly an apology, but it's certainly an acknowledgement of a very long bio. If you realize that people are "hanging in there" while your bio is read, then it's too long. Speakers Preparation Engaging the Audience Pet Peeves

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Increase Book Exposure Through Author Speaking Engagements

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Authors who pursue speaking engagements gain more attention for their books. Authors willing to do even a few speaking engagements will develop a loyal reader base and increase their books sales. These ideas are just a few of the many opportunities that can be created for authors to schedule speaking engagements to promote their books. Initially, authors generally will need to speak for free and use each speaking engagement to sell books.

Eight Steps to Getting Speaking Engagements : MarketingProfs Articles

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Home Marketing Resources Online Seminars Conferences Research Store Members Only Forum Blog Jobs Resources Home How-to Articles Case Studies Online Seminars Downloads Quick Reads Daily Chirp (0) items My Cart Email Print Save Text: A A Eight Steps to Getting Speaking Engagements by Steve Markman Published on October 28, 2003 Marketing and PR efforts should be in the forefront of your organization, especially in todays competitive climate and the uncertain economy.

Take every opportunity to be uncomfortable

Speak Schmeak

The introduction would include not only Ruth''s scripted bio, but some personal stories from me about how I know Ruth and my experience in her VideoCharisma program. Preparation Video Public Speaking Anxiety The Business of Speaking Taking Risks Speaking Engagements

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Challenge the status quo. like a ninja!

Speak Schmeak

Last year, I realized that I was tired of handing out my boring bio to introducers and organizers. So I upgraded my bio to one that feels and sounds more like me. This is what I give to the person who is going to introduce me at a speaking engagement. And because almost everything in the bio is actually true (okay, maybe I didn't quote Shakespeare when I was three and have cleaned the bathroom once or twice), it does give a little insight into who I am.

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Introductions: Don't leave them to chance

Speak Schmeak

Many speakers have suffered lackluster and inaccurate introductions, where someone either throws together a few words at the last moment, or misconstrues something in your bio and gives you titles and accolades that are incorrect. You get the opportunity to engage the audience before you even take the stage. Do you have one that''s fun and engaging? Quick Fixes Preparation Engaging the Audience The Business of Speaking

Challenge the status quo. like a ninja!

Speak Schmeak

Last year, I realized that I was tired of handing out my boring bio to introducers and organizers. So I upgraded my bio to one that feels and sounds more like me. This is what I give to the person who is going to introduce me at a speaking engagement. And because almost everything in the bio is actually true (okay, maybe I didn't quote Shakespeare when I was three and have cleaned the bathroom once or twice), it does give a little insight into who I am.

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What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

While discussing audience engagement strategies the other day, a client suggested that these strategies might not work for her kinds of audiences, especially at scientific conferences, where there are standard protocols. However, you can generally assume that all audiences want to be engaged. In that sense, an engaging opening is what your audience wants.

Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, February 18, 2011 Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging Have you ever seen people talking to or yelling at the TV? Because they are engaged. How can an inanimate object like a television engage, excite and enrage viewers? Imagine how effective your presentations would be when your audience is mentally and emotionally engaged. How can you make your presentation more engaging? If you want to engage people dont tell them that they are wrong.

Just when you think you're prepared.

Speak Schmeak

I have recently developed an introduction that is way better than the boring bio that is usually read by the person introducing me. But this time I hadn't even e-mailed it, so my organizer just had the bio from the website registration page. I hate the idea of boring the audience with yet another boring bio, formatted boringly with boring information about me they don't care about. Tags: Pet Peeves The Business of Speaking Speaking Engagements

If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor

Speak Schmeak

When your presentation is irrelevant, confusing, insulting or dull, you lose (or never gain) the interest of your audience, and you will likely go no further with them in building business or retaining another speaking engagement. Now imagine this caller having done his homework, reading John's bio, maybe commenting on his blog, connecting with him on Twitter and responding to John's posts on Facebook. Engaging the Audience Pet Peeves General Comments Communication

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If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor

Speak Schmeak

When your presentation is irrelevant, confusing, insulting or dull, you lose (or never gain) the interest of your audience, and you will likely go no further with them in building business or retaining another speaking engagement. Now imagine this caller having done his homework, reading John's bio, maybe commenting on his blog, connecting with him on Twitter and responding to John's posts on Facebook. Engaging the Audience Pet Peeves General Comments Communication

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TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

This was a win-win for speakers (who don't have to look at downturned heads typing away while giving their presentations) and audience members alike (who felt at ease to freely type, surf the Web looking up bios, and tweet out to followers without getting dirty looks from surrounding neighbors). He made a topic that could have been overly technical and hard to understand (and to be honest, it still was, to some degree), fun and engaging.

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What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

While discussing audience engagement strategies the other day, a client suggested that these strategies might not work for her kinds of audiences, especially at scientific conferences, where there are standard protocols. However, you can generally assume that all audiences want to be engaged. In that sense, an engaging opening is what your audience wants. Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks Openings and Closings

Just when you think you're prepared.

Speak Schmeak

I have recently developed an introduction that is way better than the boring bio that is usually read by the person introducing me. But this time I hadn't even e-mailed it, so my organizer just had the bio from the website registration page. I hate the idea of boring the audience with yet another boring bio, formatted boringly with boring information about me they don't care about. Pet Peeves The Business of Speaking Speaking Engagements

Scenes from a workshop

Speak Schmeak

For more than four years now, I'm embarrassed to say, I've been handing over a short version of my bio for my introducer to read. The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsI enjoyed working with a great group of grad students on Friday at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. The half-day workshop was about how to present difficult or controversial topics to audiences who may be uninformed or hostile.

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TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

This was a win-win for speakers (who don't have to look at downturned heads typing away while giving their presentations) and audience members alike (who felt at ease to freely type, surf the Web looking up bios, and tweet out to followers without getting dirty looks from surrounding neighbors). He made a topic that could have been overly technical and hard to understand (and to be honest, it still was, to some degree), fun and engaging.

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Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: What's the.

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, January 23, 2011 What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? Many people don’t realize the difference and often say bio when they mean introduction. And many non-professional speakers mistakenly supply their bio as an introduction. Speaker Bio The speaker’s bio (biography) is meant to be read silently. The bio in it’s worst form looks and feels like a resume. A bio is like a history report.

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Hear live from 8 presentation experts without leaving your home

Speaking about Presenting

Related posts: 18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar. Ellen Finkelstein has organized a series of webinar presentations with a great line up of presenters. And not only will you not have any travel and accommodation costs, the webinars themselves are free! To sign up for the webinars go to this webpage: Outstanding Presentations Workshop. Each webinar will be at 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT, 3:00pm CT, 4:00pm ET in the United States and Canada. Here’s the schedule for the webinars.

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4 Ways to Become a Charismatic Speaker

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

It attracts people’s interest and engages them to listen, thus, helping business relationships to nourish. Charisma is what engages people to listen and react. Author Bio. Communicating your presentation idea alone won’t be enough to convince your audience. You should also have the charismatic appeal to enhance your credibility and complement your central message. A likeable image is what leaves them swayed, in awe, and wanting more.

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3 things speakers should know about virtual presenting

Speaking about Presenting

You can find out more about Roger in his bio at the end of this post. Web seminars (AKA “webinars&# or “webcasts&# ) are online seminars or presentations used to synchronously engage remote audiences with any content that can be presented from a computer desktop. Participants engage aurally with audio conferencing using their telephones or computers with headset, and many solutions offer video to enhance the visual connection between presenters and audience members.

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3 things speakers should know about virtual presenting

Speaking about Presenting

You can find out more about Roger in his bio at the end of this post. Web seminars (AKA “webinars&# or “webcasts&# ) are online seminars or presentations used to synchronously engage remote audiences with any content that can be presented from a computer desktop. Participants engage aurally with audio conferencing using their telephones or computers with headset, and many solutions offer video to enhance the visual connection between presenters and audience members.

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Workplace Mentorship: A Guide for Leaders

SlideModel

The short answer is because it helps new employees get more productive in their role faster while keeping the ‘older guard’ engaged. A corporate portal could have similar functionality: Mentor pages with bios/interests.

Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

In this regard, you will want to check out the trainer’s website and bio. It’s important to make the training as interactive as possible to maintain a consistent level of interest and engagement. Why invest in public speaking training?

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Week 11: Working with program managers

The Eloquent Woman

Send the manager, board or committee an email or a letter with your bio and a summary of the topics on which you can speak, and indicate your desire to be a speaker for a future event. What information would you like to see about me as a speaker (bio, video, topics, etc.)? 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.)

Even if it’s brain surgery, your email has to do this….

SpeakerSue Says...

As I move further into the world of bio-tech, life sciences and big Pharma, I’m realizing what a good job hospitality has done training their sales associates. Do you engage with authenticity or desperation? Sue provides engaging, fully customized virtual training that will energize your team – and their sales results.

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Top Executive Speech Coach Blog Posts of 2011

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach Top Blog Posts of the year are: What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? Many people don’t realize the difference and often say bio when they mean introduction. And many non-professional speakers mistakenly supply their bio as an introduction. Question about engaging your audience I asked the group of MBA students for examples of ways to engage your audience.

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Boost Your Virtual Presentation Skills: 3 Tips You Need Now

SpeakerSue Says...

Instead of beginning with your bio, blah, blah, blah, begin with a hook to grab their attention. Sue provides engaging, fully customized virtual training that will energize your team – and their sales results. Zoom fatigue is real. How many meetings can a person attend in a day and stay sane? But lucky you! You have a sales presentation, lunch n’ learn to facilitate. Here is a (very) crash course to be more successful : 3+ tips you may not have heard before: 1.

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Write For Speaker Point!

The Speaker Point

If you have a website, please also include it, along with any other relevant personal credentials and a short bio to include at the bottom of your post. April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Write For Speaker Point! January 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea Do you want to write a Guest Post? I am happy to help you get your name out!

Stating your credentials - yay or nay?

Speak Schmeak

You have obviously established your credentials with whoever organized the speaking engagement. Put your bio into a handout and use your opening to engage your audience, to grab their attention and let them know you're there to serve them. I've heard some speakers say that it's important to establish your credentials at the beginning of a presentation, so your audience knows that you're a credible expert. I say, fuhgeddaboudit. You've already been invited.

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Customers don't always enter through the front door

Speak Schmeak

Or do you have generic stock photos, hard-to-find contact information and a sketchy bio? Do you wash your car before a speaking engagement? I've been enjoying the recent upgrades to La Cumbre Plaza , Santa Barbara's oldest shopping mall (or "outdoor lifestyle center," if you like), which opened in 1967. And I don't necessarily mean adding upscale stores like Tiffany and Louis Vuitton to balance Sears and Claire's.

Job Interview Is Going Badly - 5 Ways to Try to Turn It Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The interviewer's bio indicates she had worked three years in Barcelona, Spain. Instead, be totally engaged in simply doing your best in that real-life performance, every minute of it. Seasoned job hunters  know a job interview is derailing. The interviewer phases out, for example. Or, becomes hostile.    Fortunately, there are smooth ways to attempt to turn it around. The one way not to do to that is being direct.

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Customers don't always enter through the front door

Speak Schmeak

Or do you have generic stock photos, hard-to-find contact information and a sketchy bio? Do you wash your car before a speaking engagement? I've been enjoying the recent upgrades to La Cumbre Plaza , Santa Barbara's oldest shopping mall (or "outdoor lifestyle center," if you like), which opened in 1967. And I don't necessarily mean adding upscale stores like Tiffany and Louis Vuitton to balance Sears and Claire's.

How to Prepare a Listing Presentation: Guide for Real Estate Pros

SlideModel

Again, science proves that people are more willing to engage with an interlocutor, eagerly posing questions, and also act in a more receptive manner. To save you time on design, we have lined up a few short real estate bio templates you can grab and customize. Do you want to close more leads on a regular basis? In that case, you may need to level up your communication skills.

Seven steps to more compelling presentations

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, March 11, 2011 Seven steps to more compelling presentations Investment Executive Ensure your that audience is engaged and understands the ideas you are putting forward Tuesday, February 15, 2011, By Fiona Collie An engaging seminar presentation can be a powerful tool for building relationships with clients and prospects. Power Presentations Tip 47: How to be more engaging Have you ever seen people talking to or yelling at the TV? Because they are engaged.

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10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

The ideas in this book are straight forward and will help you make better, more engaging presentations no matter what type of talk you need to give. This book is based on years of research which supports the idea that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather the path to engagement and meaningful connections. "The greatest part of a writer''s time is spent in reading in order to write," Samuel Johnson once said. "A A man will turn over half a library to make a book."

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From NASCAR slides to "Any questions?": 8 kinds of slides to delete right now

The Eloquent Woman

The audiences engage better, attendance goes up, and the discussion is of a higher quality. If you''re short on time, or just interested in a cleaner, clearer, clutter-free presentation that better engages your audience, omit these slides: Your title slide: The title of your presentation is in the program, on the sign outside the door, and in the podcast/social media post/press release for the conference. Your bio: Make the introducer do her job and leave it out of your deck.

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The all-in-one on credibility for speakers: 12 respect-building resources

The Eloquent Woman

Here are a dozen tactics and resources to help you examine and enhance your credibility as a speaker, whether you're focused on work presentations or stirring speeches: Engage with a tough crowd: That difficult audience will respect you more if you engage with it , rather than dodge questions or limit back-and-forth. Look beyond your bio: It takes more than a stellar resume to establish your credibility with a new audience, a skeptical group, or other difficult crowd.

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Famous Speech Friday: Gwen Ifill on politics, policy & leadership

The Eloquent Woman

And for a quick glimpse into how Ifill saw herself, you could do worse than this description she offers in the speech: If you judge me simply by reading my bio, you could also brand me as an activist on behalf of immigrants because my parents were born in another country, an activist on behalf of free speech because I believe in the First Amendment, women's rights because I am a woman, red lipstick because I wear red lipstick.

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Tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em.?

Speak Schmeak

They stand up and spend the first couple of minutes (if not sharing their lengthy bio and explaining why they are the perfect presenter to be sharing their infinite wisdom with you) outlining the presentation. Instead, before the "telling," should be the "engaging." Just "engage 'em" first. We've all heard this advice: Tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em; tell 'em; tell 'em what you told 'em.

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