An intro that jumped the gun

Speak Schmeak

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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How to Introduce a Speaker

Professionally Speaking...

The normal routine is for the introducer to read fact after boring fact from a speaker's bio, with little eye contact or inflection, perhaps even stumble over the speaker's name, and then withdraw with relief. Photo Credit: flickr/EIFF's photostream C.C.

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An intro that jumped the gun

Speak Schmeak

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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15 ways I use @evernote for public speaking & coaching speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Recordings of coaching sessions on Skype: When I coach speakers via Skype, an Evernote-compatible app called Callnote can record audio, video or both, and automatically sends the file to Evernote, which can take notes in any format: photo, video, audio, text.

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

SlideModel

To save you time on design, we have lined up a few short real estate bio templates you can grab and customize. Do you have a photography background and can shoot professionals photos without hiring any external help? Do you want to close more leads on a regular basis?

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

The Eloquent Woman

Photos of you, both portraits and in action on stage: Right behind video come photos. Share an appealing portrait photo, and get photos of yourself on stage. Always ask after a gig whether the organizers had photos taken, and whether you can use and share them.

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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 second photo shows how creative an audience can be with pipe cleaners while still participating in the discussion.

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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? 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.

"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.

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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? 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.

Apple’s Rotten Crisis Communications Cost $26 1 Billion (AAPL)

TJ Walker Interactive

Earlier this week, Apple was caught up in the security/privacy issues surrounding leaked nude photos of Hollywood stars. TJ Walker Media Training Bio. Apple’s Rotten Crisis Communications Cost $26 1 Billion (AAPL).

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10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

4) Photo Jolts!: Here''s a video of Glenn explaining a little bit about Photo Jolts. (5) "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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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).

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

The Eloquent Woman

Creative Commons licensed photo by Michael Foley. Back when we used to watch the evening news on television--remember that?--we we spoke loyally of our favorite anchors and our habit of "inviting them into our homes."

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

The Eloquent Woman

Update your speaker bio or page: You should have a short biography and a section of your website or blog or LinkedIn profile that includes your speaking experience. You killed that keynote, iced the Ignite! talk, took the TEDx audience by storm.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Refresh your bio, photo and other speaker materials: Now's the time to make sure the conference organizer, your moderator and anyone else you're working with has a cleaned-up and up-to-date version of your biography and your speaker photo--not five minutes before your panel.

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Public Speaking: Send Your Client a Customized Flyer

Great Public Speaking

Here’s what to include on your shell: * Printed on the shell: o A very brief bio. o Your photo. Why have your photo on the flyer? Your photo gives meeting planners a better feel that you actually exist and that you have a pleasant appearance.

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Social Networking and Getting a Job

The Communication Blog

Their advice: Be careful of what you put on your site, be discrete, and be prepared by checking your site regularly for potentially embarrassing photos or comments. 7.02.2010 Social Networking and Getting a Job Heres an article from CareerBuilder that makes a strong case for being cautious about what goes on your Facebook or MySpace site.

Deception and Nonverbal Communication

The Communication Blog

Here you’ll find an excellent article, “The Art of Deception,&# by science writer Natalie Angier, with magnificent photos by Christian Ziegler illustrating how animals “deceive&# their potential predators. The photos would make for a great introduction to the topic of deception in nonverbal communication.

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From the vault: 7 paths to success for panelists

The Eloquent Woman

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.

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How to give a killer presentation: My #AF4Q session notes

The Eloquent Woman

They do that with what''s known as "throat-clearing:" Cartoons unrelated to the topic, jokes, trite observations about the beauty of the day/campus/conference setting, thank-yous, more on their bio, and how pleased they are to be there. Slam the door.

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Public Speaking: Send Your Client a Customized Flyer

Great Public Speaking

Here’s what to include on your shell: * Printed on the shell: o A very brief bio. o Your photo. Why have your photo on the flyer? Your photo gives meeting planners a better feel that you actually exist and that you have a pleasant appearance.

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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).

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

The Eloquent Woman

Add your photo to help audience members remember you, or make mini-cards so they're easy to keep separate from your regular business cards. Followup on the web after your talk by posting video, photos, answers to questions, your slides and more.

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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. Photos: Diana Nyad and Ivan Oransky speaking at TEDMED

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top women speakers? Aimee Mullins

The Eloquent Woman

From her bio: She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run -- competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.

How to write, sell, and market a business book – III: The Proposal

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Author’s Bio For some reason, these are hard for most people to write.    Skew your bio toward talking about all the ways in which you have a platform, a network, a community of thousands of like-minded people, people with credit cards and a stack of books on the nightstand.    Do you need photos of rare iguanas?  So I’ve talked you out of writing the book (yet) and you’re thinking about a proposal. 

Expressing your uniqueness in print

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Based on feedback from our market, most of whom dont know or care about a "one-sheet," the new movement in our profession refers to these dynamic marketing pieces as "professional profiles" (speaker bio) or "topic profiles" (topic overview or outline).

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Power Presentations Tip 37: Start with the Right Picture

Executive Speech Coach

Photos, diagrams and charts plant images. 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.

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Integrating Twitter in your public speaking: 14 ways

The Eloquent Woman

Head off misunderstandings at the pass, and help develop a more knowledgeable audience by sharing fact sheets, your bio, links to your websites and even your slides in advance.

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

Speaking Of...

Read more at [link] After crisis, Philly students head back to school WRAL By MARC LEVY, Associated Press, September 3, 2013 PHILADELPHIA — Before they start the school year together, the staff at the Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts will grieve: They''ll hold a wake of sorts for laid-off colleagues, reviewing a DVD of their photos and recounting their accomplishments, and then they''ll head across the street to eat.

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How to Give a Good Media Interview | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

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Chairing a conference: How did I do? Lessons for chairs from #esnbxl

The Eloquent Woman

Get a feel for the space: I have the preparedness gene, so I checked out photos of the room online and made sure I dropped by the venue the day before when the organizer would be there. Don''t settle for pro forma chairing: Even a robot can read standard bios and introductions.

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

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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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).

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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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

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 3, 2013: “Philadelphia, Mississippi: 1963 Black children not allowed in libraries -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2013 No school libraries”

Speaking Of...

Philip Randolph’s bio with notation that high school in Philadelphia named for him has no library. More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association.

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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. It is almost embarrassing to listen to a moderator read a panelists bio for the audience, mispronouncing words, etc.,

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 25, 2013: Ed Policy Roundup Hiatus

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 24, 2013: Education advocates demand equitable school funding formula

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. 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

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. 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.

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 17, 2013: “Anyone want to see the “crisis in American education”? Come see how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is denying a thorough and efficient education to the children of Pittsburgh.”

Speaking Of...

More information on the overall governance changes can be found in the February 2013 issue of the PSBA Bulletin : [link] Electing PSBA Officers: 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online now PSBA Website Posted 8/5/2013 The 2014 PSBA Slate of Candidates is being officially published to the members of the association. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

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