Public Speaking Publicity: How to Write a Bio for Your Press Kit

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Most bios I read are more potent than sleeping pills. Some of the most talented authors write the worst bios. Don't even ask me what I think about the bios written by engineers, architects, accountants and attorneys. A well-written bio can convey to your potential clients, the media, and your other audiences that you are fun, creative and entertaining. How to Find Good Material If you're writing your own bio, here are some questions should ask yourself.

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chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of How to Start Speaking at Events December 8, 2008 · Comments One day, I wasn’t a speaker at conferences, and then I was. If you’re interested in speaking at events, I have some ideas on how you might get that going. How to Start Speaking at Events Blog Your Speech - My first presentation at a conference was Content Networks are the New Blogs.

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Tiger Woods and President Obama

Matt Eventoff

His advice on this is absolutely spot on: “…There’s no excuse the behavior that led to Tiger’s predicament, but the still-expanding fallout from his mishandling of these events provides lessons to celebrities, companies and anyone else who suddenly finds themselves at the center of a crisis. Define yourself before your opponent, or anyone else defines you (and if you don’t define yourself first, someone WILL take the opportunity to define you).

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THE FOCUSED HUSTLE 5 | FEBRUARY 2020

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FEBRUARY 2020 MUST LISTEN PODCASTS Here are this month’s must-listen podcasts: Sweet Spot Pricing with Laurie Guest Bio Like Beyonce with Caroline Mays Growing Your Speaking Business with Mark LeBlanc Scaling Your Speaking Business Beyond a Million with Greg Schinkel LISTEN NOW SEE YOU IN PHOENIX! Registration is now open for our next Accelerate LIVE event taking place on March 6 – 7, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.

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Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction: Part I

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Too often a Speaker's Introduction is one of two things - a reading of the biography or description provided for the event program, or an equally long biography either written by the clueless speaker or the wannabe helpful introducer themselves. Instead, use your introduction to draw them in, make them laugh, and prepare them for the main event - YOU. Bios Credibility Humor Introducer Introductions Know Your Audience Speech Titles

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 21, 2013: School Funding Formula Press Event on Monday 9/23 at 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda

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workshop=17 PAESSP State Conference October 27-29, 2013 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College , PA The state conference is PAESSP’s premier professional development event for principals, assistant principals and other educational leaders. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Speaking At Remote Events: How To Be Present When Your Body Isn't

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);} else {document.write( );}return true;}LoadMenus(); NAME E-MAIL ZIP CODE Resources Articles Events Online Tutorial FAQs Links Article: Speaking At Remote Events: How To Be Present When Your Body Isn’t RainToday.com, September 2008 By Vickie K. Sullivan Between high travel expenses and the fun of working in your jammies, e-events work for presenter and audience alike. Audiences in remote events need the context but not necessarily at the beginning.

Take every opportunity to be uncomfortable

Speak Schmeak

Turns out, her planned introducer couldn''t make it at the last minute and she needed a quick sub for the event, which was the next day. 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.

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Leave your audience wanting more, not less

Speak Schmeak

Here are some examples of when speakers might need to think concisely in both speaking and writing: * When writing your bio * When creating the title of your presentation * When creating the description of your presentation for a printed or online conference program * When writing a press release * When communicating with busy event planners by e-mail * When tweeting!

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How to develop a paid public speaking career – V: What you need

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  Called a one-sheet because it used to be one page, this document has pictures of you looking great, your speaking topics, a brief bio, testimonials, any media hits, a description of your book, and anything else that is relevant for potential bookers to know.    Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Books Event Planning Public Speaking Speech Writing Visual Aids Web/Tech

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. For example, because a Q&A or chat tool usually captures input in a post-event report, I’ve asked audiences to share a favorite resource (e.g., This is a guest post by Roger Courville. 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.

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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. For example, because a Q&A or chat tool usually captures input in a post-event report, I’ve asked audiences to share a favorite resource (e.g., This is a guest post by Roger Courville. 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.

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An intro that jumped the gun

Speak Schmeak

Sara double-checked with the instructor to make sure she had her bio, and the instructor said, "I already read the bios at the beginning of class." The introduction is not just a bunch of information that you can insert at any place into the event. Photo by Todd Dailey Andrew Dlugan wrote a great post the other day on how to introduce a speaker , and it's a definitive article on the subject with 16 right-on points (and some great additions in the comments).

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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

In this regard, you will want to check out the trainer’s website and bio. The energy is usually high from the start and the training has the extra bonus of being a team-building event. Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill.

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8 Ways to Extend Your Presentations

Beyond Bullet Points

Post a link to the presentation or a short summary on your About page, your LinkedIn profile and everywhere your bio shows up. It may be worth mentioning the event in which you gave your presentation. With social media growing as a popular resource for businesses to reach out and connect with customers and prospects, presenters need to look outside of the room where they give presentations.

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An intro that jumped the gun

Speak Schmeak

Sara double-checked with the instructor to make sure she had her bio, and the instructor said, "I already read the bios at the beginning of class." The introduction is not just a bunch of information that you can insert at any place into the event. Photo by Todd Dailey Andrew Dlugan wrote a great post the other day on how to introduce a speaker , and it's a definitive article on the subject with 16 right-on points (and some great additions in the comments).

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Speaker Introduction

Speaking Pro Central Posts

This has been a long time coming, but I really needed to sit down and finally write an introduction that could be used by emcees to introduce me at events. Most of the time, my bio has been read, which is not a great introduction. From Speaking At Remote Events: How To Be Present When Your Body Isn’t. Audiences in remote events need the context but not necessarily at the beginning. Keep the bio short and move on quickly.

Customers don't always enter through the front door

Speak Schmeak

Your parking lot is what event organizers and some audience members see first. Or do you have generic stock photos, hard-to-find contact information and a sketchy bio? 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.

Better than "needs no introduction:" Memphis student introduces Obama in wry style

The Eloquent Woman

Let's face it: Commencements can be dreary speaking events, full of platitudes and over-long speakers. And then there's the problem of introducing the famous speaker-- you know, that one who "needs no introduction," that overused method of letting everyone know you aren't going to do the obvious and read the speaker's well-known bio.

"How do I establish credibility as a speaker when my age and looks work against me?"

The Eloquent Woman

In addition to these tips for making sure you've written (or are delivering) a worthy intro , in this case, I'd advise using your introduction and bio, if one is printed in advance materials, to prepare the audience. Make sure your photo is included, and if your bio can accurately say something that emphasizes your youthful accomplishment, do it: "Annie Smith is the youngest scientist at LifeMarkBio to be published in all three major journals in the field," for example.

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Anatomy of a Speaker's Introduction Part II: What Could Go Wrong?

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They might read your bio straight off the program, because they think it's 'better'. Maybe you've gotten creative, and done separate introductions for each presentations, that even build on each other, creating a cohesive narrative throughout the event. You are ultimately responsible for making sure that introduction is in their hands at the event. In Part I , we looked at the different parts of an ideal introduction for a real world speech.

Customers don't always enter through the front door

Speak Schmeak

Your parking lot is what event organizers and some audience members see first. Or do you have generic stock photos, hard-to-find contact information and a sketchy bio? 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.

Smart self-promotion: 6 must-haves on your speaker page

The Eloquent Woman

One paragraph about yourself as a speaker will do wonders to your existing bio. Include the location, date, sponsoring event or organization, title of your talk, and any other important details: Were you the keynote? Include links to the conference or event page that lists you. Forget "shameless self-promotion." What's smart self-promotion for a public speaker?

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The Communication Blog: Alexithymia

The Communication Blog

State alexithymia is temporary and is triggered by a specific event; trait alexithymia is a personality characteristic and manifests itself often and in a wide variety of contexts. 3.08.2011 Alexithymia Most interpersonal communication textbooks list the major emotions, talk about the need to be able to describe what you’re feeling, and provide a variety of terms to describe the basic or primary emotions. It’s part of emotional communication competence.

Why panel sessions suck (and how to fix them)

Speaker Confessions

Each speaker should have their background, bio, and even their two sentence position on the topic, available online. The moderator is really the orchestrator of the whole show and has to get everyone comfortable before the event. It’s a great assignment to give away to someone, perhaps for free admission to the event. Most training conferences in most industries resort to what’s called a panel session.

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How to Improve Your Presentation Before You Say a Single Word

Pivotal Public Speaking

You have spent many hours, if not days, preparing to give a big presentation at a conference or event. Don’t get me wrong, there are many experienced conference comperes or MCs who will do a good job of pulling out a few nuggets from your bio and tying these into the topic you will speak on. You have researched your topic, you are confident that your material will be riveting to your audience. And you have put the hard yards in, having practiced with great diligence.

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Week 11: Working with program managers

The Eloquent Woman

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. 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.)?

TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

With spots for only 400 people and a dazzling roster of speakers, the event quickly sold out. 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). I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend.

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Salaries

The Communication Blog

The fans are willing to pay for access to sporting events, movies, plays, concerts, etc. For some of us that means escaping to a more glamorous world through TV and film, or to a more exciting one through sporting events. 8.15.2010 Salaries One measure of an ailing society has to be the large gap between the salaries of normal people working in education, science, and government and television performers. For example, the median elementary school teacher salary is $50,590.

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when you introduce a speaker: take 5

The Eloquent Woman

I can't tell you how often, as a speaker, I've had the person introducing me say, "Oh, I forgot to bring your bio, so I'll just say your name--how do you pronouce that again?--and You'll do better by your speaker if you take the time to jot down thoughts a few weeks ahead, revisiting them before you get to the event, and again just before you speak. Don't read the bio: Reading an introduction is no better than reading a speech--and belies your lack of preparation.

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Coaching a cadre of scientists to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

I would recommend having a particular event to use the talks already in mind and also encourage rounding out the experience by revisiting what to do with the talks and recordings at completion which we asked of Denise later in the training program. I'll add a few more notes to Katie's comments: Having a scheduled talk to work toward really does improve results and participation, even if you are creating an event for that purpose.

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Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: Sales & Marketing.

Executive Speech Coach

These two unrelated events prompted me to compare the presentation skills of each group. 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. Wrong introduction - but you still smile ► January (5) What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and.

Eight Steps to Getting Speaking Engagements : MarketingProfs Articles

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By speaking at public forumsat conferences, seminars and forums held by independent event organizations, associations, professional and industry trade groups, academic institutions and think tanksyoull benefit from enormous exposure. The company gains advertising by having its name and the executive speakers name published in the agenda of thousands of brochures and promotional announcements mailed or emailed by event organizers. See Whats New on the Agenda!

How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

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Have prepared notes Print out the research you did of their bios, points of contention, the high level agenda, and follow up questions you may want to do. Presentations should only be used in these situations: They add value by visualizing a conceptual concept, you’ve some industry stats that preface the event, or there’s a funny video that gets the crowd warmed up. Something to consider for all event coordinators (and/or moderators) in the future!

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Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Corporate histories, company profiles, and executive bio/profiles : Written for websites, brochures, annual reports, shareholder, or investor videos, these are generally handled by corporate communications and are often contracted out. Speeches may be given at share-holder meetings, sales and marketing events, conferences and trade shows, employee functions, customer appreciation events, convoca-tions, political forums, and a full range of other occasions.

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9 things to do with the video of your TED, TEDMED or TEDx talk

The Eloquent Woman

Put the video on your "about" or bio page, where more people will see it over time, as well as in a blog post about your talk. Since not everyone will have access to the talk when it happens, make an event of the video release. You''ve done what many speakers only dream of, giving a talk at TED, TEDGlobal, or TEDMED, or at a locally mounted TEDx conference. You got through the talk and the video''s been posted online.so you''re done, right?

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TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

With spots for only 400 people and a dazzling roster of speakers, the event quickly sold out. 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). I had the privilege of attending TEDxUCLA this past weekend.

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Increase Book Exposure Through Author Speaking Engagements

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Authors who take advantage of these opportunities can sell autographed copies of their books after these events and boost their sales. All sorts of events feature authors as speakers. Authors can seek out speaking engagements through identifying specific events and groups geared toward their books target audience as potential speaking venues. The number all depends on the event, the speaker, and the audience.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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Pennsylvanians Want a School Funding Formula Press Event Monday September 23 rd , 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg Every child in Pennsylvania deserves an opportunity to learn, whether they are from large or small, rich or not-so-rich, urban, suburban or rural school districts, charter schools or cyber schools; whether their legislator is a freshman state representative or a senate officer. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 23, 2013: With lawmakers returning, it's time to stand up for public education

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link] Lehigh Valley education advocates to call for funding reform at Harrisburg event By Precious Petty | The Express-Times on September 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM Representatives from three Lehigh County school districts are heading to Harrisburg on Monday to push for education funding reform. link] Media Advisory and Background for September 23rd Pennsylvania School Funding Press Event Keystone State Education Coalition Sunday, September 22, 2013 [link] Did you miss our weekend posting?

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013: School Funding shouldn't depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Press Event Monday September 23 rd , 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg Every child in Pennsylvania deserves an opportunity to learn, whether they are from large or small, rich or not-so-rich, urban, suburban or rural school districts, charter schools or cyber schools; whether their legislator is a freshman state representative or a senate officer. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Press Event Monday September 23 rd , 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg Every child in Pennsylvania deserves an opportunity to learn, whether they are from large or small, rich or not-so-rich, urban, suburban or rural school districts, charter schools or cyber schools; whether their legislator is a freshman state representative or a senate officer. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

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Pennsylvanians Want a School Funding Formula Press Event Monday September 23 rd , 11:30 am Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg Every child in Pennsylvania deserves an opportunity to learn, whether they are from large or small, rich or not-so-rich, urban, suburban or rural school districts, charter schools or cyber schools; whether their legislator is a freshman state representative or a senate officer. schools Michelle Rhee hosted a " Teacher Town Hall " event in Philadelphia Monday night.

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