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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"So you liked my talk? Now what?" 8 ways to make the most of a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

To make the most of each speaking gig and get better invitations to speak in the future, here are the steps you should take after your speech or presentation is over: Look at and share the video: You don''t have to like it. Conference organizers think video''s essential to help you get your next speaking gig , for all sorts of reasons. Figure out what you need to work on next: Every good speaker wants to improve, and the best way is to take a look at your most recent gig.

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The networked speaker: 10 ways to make the most of your next gig

The Eloquent Woman

Here's how to become a networked speaker who makes the most of each presentation gig: Business cards are a must--but your regular cards may not be just right. Consider special cards for your speaking gigs that point audiences to your blog, resources online about this talk (see below) or how to engage you for another speech. (Editor's note: This appeared earlier this week on my don't get caught blog, but it has obvious utility for Eloquent Woman readers.)

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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. The worst introductions are the ones where the introducer reads straight from the speaker''s bio and drones on and on about credentials and accomplishments that the audience couldn''t care less about.

8 Ways to Extend Your Presentations

Beyond Bullet Points

It could lead to more speaking opportunities or landing a gig. Post a link to the presentation or a short summary on your About page, your LinkedIn profile and everywhere your bio shows up. 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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Smart self-promotion: 6 must-haves on your speaker page

The Eloquent Woman

Showing organizers and committees that you are an available, experienced, and interested speaker will make all the difference in your ability to get more and better speaking gigs. Always ask after a gig whether the organizers had photos taken, and whether you can use and share them. One paragraph about yourself as a speaker will do wonders to your existing bio. Forget "shameless self-promotion." What's smart self-promotion for a public speaker?

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Are you ready for fall conference season? How speakers should prepare

The Eloquent Woman

Use this checklist to prepare for the coming conference season: Make a profile on Lanyrd, and note your speaking gigs, panels and even conferences you're attending this fall. Lanyrd , the social network for speakers and conferees, lets you promote your speaking gigs and track conferences--even if you're not there. The photos and video are useful feedback as well as potential promotional material for your next gig. It's summer here in the U.S.,

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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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From the vault: 7 paths to success for panelists

The Eloquent Woman

Turn down a speaking gig? Provide your introduction and a bio for the program: I''m a big fan of taking charge of your introduction , but never more so than when you''re on a panel. (Editor''s note: Since this post appeared in 2009 , my own views on panels have shifted quite a bit. I now advocate for panels without slides and technology, so the panel discussion can be a real discussion--and my own preference is to attend conferences with few or no panels.

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Ten Tips for Launching Your Public Speaking Career

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Here are ten tips to get you started and build a database of testimonials to help land future speaking gigs: Here are some ideas to get you started, Luisa: Make a list of your speaking topics. Theyll get picked up by newsletter and website publishers, with your bio at the bottom of each article, promoting you as a speaker on these topics! Speak for free (when you are overbooked with free speaking gigs, you can begin to charge fees for speaking.)

practices for panelists: 7 paths to success

The Eloquent Woman

Turn down a speaking gig? Provide your introduction and a bio for the program: I'm a big fan of taking charge of your introduction , but never more so than when you're on a panel. Speaking as part of a panel is a great opportunity to speak without the full responsibility for holding an audience's attention.a great way to break into speaking.and a real headache if you don't plan it right.

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

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

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. Next, give a brief introduction about the panelists –but save the lengthy bios for the pamphlet or website — folks know how to read. I’m just getting started on the prep work for my panel moderation gig at SXSW!

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

The more they see proof of how you’ve delivered, the more they’ll be interested in hiring you for the next gig. While I love speaking gigs, I tend to be gun-shy on webinars. Penn I did have to call bullshit on a speaking gig in Boston recently, on the paid thing. They said, oh, we're running on a tight budget, we can't afford to pay, but we can comp an admission ticket - and the tickets for the gig are $2,199.

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what does it take to get on the program?

The Eloquent Woman

To make sure they know you're available and willing, promote that on your website, in your bio, and certainly whenever you're networking, both online and in person. Or, offer to moderate--a great speaking gig that ties together all the other speakers' points. What does it take for a conference to feature more women speakers on the program? Women have been blogging, writing and researching the question "Where are all the women speakers?"

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