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

Speak and Deliver

They might read your bio straight off the program, because they think it's 'better'. If you're at your venue, verify it's still the same person, and go find them. Like the proverbial elephant in the room, acknowledge it - then, quickly, launch into your presentation. -- I'm sure I haven't covered every scenario , and if you have a crazy intro experience, please share it! In Part I , we looked at the different parts of an ideal introduction for a real world speech.

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

The Eloquent Woman

A TED speaker, or a speaker who's taken the stage in impressive halls and venues? One paragraph about yourself as a speaker will do wonders to your existing bio. Make sure your list of speaking gigs includes social buzz: For many conferences, demonstrating that you bring an audience with you--whether online or in the room--helps tip the balance when selecting speakers. Forget "shameless self-promotion." What's smart self-promotion for a public speaker?

2016 61

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

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. Together, we looked at how much room the participants had at their seats (good leg room), how well the sound system worked, where we wanted the lectern given the available setup, what the lighting was like. That means not just watching the clock, but reading the room.

2013 73

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...

Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Chester Upland starts new year with two schools saved from chopping block By JOHN KOPP jkopp@delcotimes.com @DT_JohnKopp September 04, 2013 Superintendent Gregory Shannon and administrators from the Chester Upland School District went out into the community all summer, urging parents to enroll their children in district schools.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. There was almost $227 million in the PA budget’s Charter Reimbursement line before it was zeroed out. Zero, zip, zilch….

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 10, 2013: Supt. Hite: “We cannot allow the city, the state, the School District, or anybody else to think that this is normal”

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013: Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

2013 40

How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

It is sometimes difficult to get good quality of a speech in front of an audience, and what's good for a room might not make for good web presence. I'm sorry, but if you're charging over $1K for tickets, you have more than enough room for speaking fees. We did all of PodCamp Boston at a kick ass, first class venue, WITH some food and a party, for $35,000 TOTAL, for 450 people, and managed just $50 per person. It is also important to have a well written bio.

2009 50

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 13, 2013: Forbes: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City (using “other people’s money”)

Speaking Of...

These factions are rarely in the same room together, and even more rarely agree on public-education fixes. Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. Details on each candidate, including bios, statements, photos and video are online at [link].

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

2013 40

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

2013 40

How not to start your speech: 10 Roads to Disaster

Executive Speech Coach

You might think about leaving the room, checking your email or tuning out at the least. Maybe the venue screwed up the registration and the meal. 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.

2010 43