Getting in the Green Room - The Zen of Surfing and Speaking

Green Room Speakers

In other words, the green room is a place for performers to prepare before they get on stage. Yet I recently learned that green room has a second definition. In surfing , the green room is the inside of a barrel that is produced by a wave.

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My return to public speaking blogging: many more presentations skills tips to follow.!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

It's back: the blog with free advice and observations from the author's decades of public speaking, comedy speechwriting and presentation skills training. This public speaking blog, which was started exactly ten years ago today, has not been updated for a very long time and for a number of reasons. Many of these engagements have provided insights which I have been itching to pass on to my blog audience. Venue: Hayling Golf Club.

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Presentation tips involving locations and lighting, theatres and a theme.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Afterwards I was told that this often happens and it's something they're used to, rather like the aircraft noise in Berkshire that I blogged about here. The journey home wasn't great, what with long waits on a freezing platform at Clapham Junction only to find that trains were too crowded to squeeze into, then eventually boarding one where it was standing room-only all the way to Southampton - but I wouldn't have missed that talk for the world! Redhill and Reigate U3A.

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Six straightforward speeches then facing up to a problematic presentation

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Whereas the room in the Con Club in Ringwood where I had spoken the previous week was brightly-lit, the bar-room this club uses is rather less so and I had to make sure that I was speaking from a position under a light where I could see my notes (as well as being a little more visible to the audience). I was struck by the fact that, despite being such a small place, the Woodfalls area actually has at least three different venues where groups can meet. Ringwood Tuesday Club.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 1

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Speaking engagements December 2009 - March 2010 Sharp-eyed readers may just have noticed something missing from this blog of late: namely accounts of 16 months' worth of speaking engagements! And I think that some followers of this blog like to read about all the various different types of audiences I speak to. Also, I have received some very nice unsolicited testimonials which I am keen to include on this site after blogging about the bookings which led to them!

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Sadly, the Grange Hotel in Southbourne, where I had spoken to this club and various others on numerous occasions has been demolished but Boscombe and Southbourne Probus has found a good repacement meeting place, the Liston Hotel in Boscombe, another venue where I have spoken in the past. Their venue is Shaftesbury Town Hall in a room which overlooks the iconic Gold Hill , famous for its use in various movies plus, of course, the long-running Hovis commercials.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 8

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

This was the case when I was booked for the Kidlington and District Probus President's Night in Oxford last October: a Probus event with a good-sized (80 - 90), mixed audience in Oxfordshire and arranged by Mr Derek Watson who had read this blog and decided that the talk My Life as a Freelance Comedy Writer would be the right fit for this function. It was a Friday meeting and I travelled to Oxford by train and then took a taxi to the venue, the Oxford Centre.

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Visited by Captain Chaos? Resistance is futile

The Presenter's Blog

The venue could have a sub-optimal or non-negotiable room layout. At the same time though, when the circumstances around you unexpectedly change and Captain Chaos flies across the room, be ready to embrace your own inner Captain Chaos and improvise like a pro. S**t happens.

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist (Addendum)

Manner of Speaking

Comments have been pouring in on Twitter , LinkedIn , email and this blog. Directions to the rest rooms. A basic floor plan of the speaking room that includes the location/orientation (North, South, East, West) of any windows and whether or not those windows have blackout shades or some other ability for reducing or eliminating sunlight. Confirmation as to how the temperature in the room can be adjusted, if possible.

Beyond storytelling: Create an experience

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest blog post by Robert Kawalsky, CEO and Cofounder of Zeetings , a software company changing the way people present their ideas to the world. Embrace the technology in the room to get them involved. If your topic (and venue!)

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Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

The Speaker Point

He does a great job identifying what every public speaker faces on the road and at ever-changing venues and events (different technology, changes of schedule, bad room layouts, empty crowds, and more). This book could have been a great opportunity to connect his favorite blogs, resource sites, services, and more, becoming a reference guide that readers can refer to for a long time.

Is your mental game up to par?

Speak Schmeak

She says in her blog , "The most important lesson that I picked up last year was about flexibility. Visualizing a successful presentation Have you visited the venue in advance so you know the layout of the room and any challenges?

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June 12for12 Challenge: Prepare Your Mind

Speak Schmeak

Last month, we talked about the external aspects of presentation preparation, the nuts and bolts of organizing your thoughts into congruent and cohesive content, preparing your materials and adjusting your venue. But as I explain in depth in this blog post , it's not for the reasons you think.

Your time's been cut -- what do you do?

Speak Schmeak

You arrive at your venue, get set up, and are ready to go on time, but the meeting starts ten minutes late. There's room for questions, for interruptions, for unanticipated circumstances. You can read all the public speaking books and blogs out there.

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Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

Read her blog, The Chatty Professor , and follow her on Twitter: @chattyprof. I tell students that they can do this technique anywhere: In the car, and even at the speaking venue (I say, “Hold up your notes and whisper and people will think you’re practicing.”).

Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

When we think of public speaking, the traditional image that comes to mind is a person standing in the front of a room full of people. At conference tables, on panels, and in other small venues, it can be considered awkward to stand when speaking. However, if the panel is not on a stage, and you're seated at eye level with the audience, and there are more than 20 or 30 people in the room, then you should stand. See my blog post on Wanda Sykes for an example.

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Your time's been cut -- what do you do?

Speak Schmeak

You arrive at your venue, get set up, and are ready to go on time, but the meeting starts ten minutes late. There's room for questions, for interruptions, for unanticipated circumstances. You can read all the public speaking books and blogs out there.

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

The Eloquent Woman

Whether you create a speaker page on your own website or blog, or on another platform, it's helpful to have a place you can point people to when they inquire about you as a speaker--or when you are pitching a proposal for a talk. Forget "shameless self-promotion."

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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

When we think of public speaking, the traditional image that comes to mind is a person standing in the front of a room full of people. At conference tables, on panels, and in other small venues, it can be considered awkward to stand when speaking.

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Speaking Season - 23 to 28 of 107

Speak and Deliver

Small audiences can be okay, but if they spread out throughout a large auditorium, this will sap much of the group dynamic out - that feeling that a lot of people all made the same decision to attend, and are excited - that validates everyone in the room.

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Is PowerPoint the new black?

Speak Schmeak

Check back at Olivia's blog next week (I'll remind you) for links to all the posts. Show data on your slides only if the charts or graphs are simple, clean, and data points large enough to be seen in the back of the room.

Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

Read her blog, The Chatty Professor , and follow her on Twitter: @chattyprof. I tell students that they can do this technique anywhere: In the car, and even at the speaking venue (I say, “Hold up your notes and whisper and people will think you’re practicing.”).

The Power of the Sermon

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Remember, there is no such thing as "public speaking". I agree, it's all about the personal connection, even in large venues. Sunday, September 12, 2010 The Power of the Sermon What is the real power of a sermon?

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June 12for12 Challenge: Prepare Your Mind

Speak Schmeak

Last month, we talked about the external aspects of presentation preparation, the nuts and bolts of organizing your thoughts into congruent and cohesive content, preparing your materials and adjusting your venue. But as I explain in depth in this blog post , it's not for the reasons you think. There's a paragraph about thought stopping in this blog post.) You stand tall, you make eye contact, you smile, you own the room.

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

The Eloquent Woman

I didn''t initially intend to blog about chairing the European Speechwriters Network autumn leadership and communication conference in Brussels. I could catch things to use later in blog posts, as well as nuances I could put to work from the chair''s desk immediately.

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Gearing up for that really big talk: 6 smart speaker considerations

The Eloquent Woman

Big talks--whether the "big" part is the impact of your words, the size of the audience or the prestige of the venue--deserve a higher level of planning on the part of the smart speaker. Sit in the audience in different locations and stand at the back of the room, so you can see what your audience will see. The TED blog recently shared a roundup of blog posts from speakers at TEDx events detailing what it feels like to give a TEDx talk. Congratulations!

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Who's in the audience and why should I care?

Speak Schmeak

I imagine that those of you who read a lot of speaking blogs, books and newsletters tune out when you see this phrase, "know your audience." The way to do that is to find out who they are and what they want and need before you ever set foot into the venue.

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Keeping it real with Mozilla Tech Speakers: Case study

The Eloquent Woman

Many Mozilla contributors offer tech talks, workshops, and classes at venues ranging from classrooms and cafes to co-working spaces and conference centers around the world. Denise ran the room with calm and benevolent authority.

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Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

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Web Ink Now Follow me on Twitter Your email address: Powered by FeedBlitz Search this blog WWW www.webinknow.com THE BEST OF WEB INK NOW Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking The one question to ask your prospective social media agency No blog? If 200 people are in a room and you speak for a half hour, you are taking up 100 hours of people’s time. Get as comfortable as possible with the venue before people arrive (or when they are on a break).

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Observational Humor — Case Study #136

Humor Power

This monologue-case-study blog post includes a video recording. Just up the street from the meeting venue is a huge truck stop. We were meeting in a church facility, and our meeting room was a. recreation room with a big roll-up door, similar to a garage door. ” Her point was that there is room for everyone. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue.

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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How to Start Speaking at Events Blog Your Speech - My first presentation at a conference was Content Networks are the New Blogs. 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.

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Fear Busters – 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! « The Shy.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Rated PSBs Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers on Public Speaking 2007 The Public Speaking Blogospheres Top 100 Definitive Blogs on Public Speaking Sign Up for Free Materials! Search this Blog Gary Tweets How to Model and Make the Most Out of Every Public Speaking Performance! I’ve found that walking around the room and gentle gesticulating from time to time allows me to dissipate my nervous energy. The venue was so small. Blog at WordPress.com.

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Twitter Tips for Speakers: Before, During & After the Event

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Each and every day I utilize the tools of modern business including a website, active blog, marketing, branding, good old fashioned face-to-face relationship building and now, all the latest in social media tools.

How would Obama's rhetoric and oratory sound from a London back street?

Max Atkinson

New UK prime ministers speak from the front doorstep of a terraced house that has no front garden and opens directly on to a cramped London backstreet – not the most promising venue for stirring rhetoric and oratory.

engage your audience with new media

The Eloquent Woman

Last week, I spoke to the Washington chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators about social networking, blogging and other so-called "new" media tools for communicators. And I said no, because I planned to craft a blog post that would serve as an electronic "handout."

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The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com

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Be empowering - My goal with building events is to put the right people together in a room. Great speakers, great content, great venue, great networking - all may still be in place. This goes on anyway in attendees' blogs.

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How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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HOME TOUCHBASE BLOG Your Suggestions? Now these notes are going digital on Twitter or via conference-provided chat rooms. However, a survey of leadership conferences from Weber Shandwick shows that there is a significant increase in blogging and twittering at conferences.

The best-laid public speaking plans can actually work very well!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

The following Monday I delivered the same talk at an afternoon engagement for Haslemere U3A at a lovely old venue, Haslemere Hall. The introduction to me even included some quotes from this blog! In a blog post years ago I wrote about how an unfortunate experience with accommodation after I spoke at a festival had put me off the idea of ever staying anywhere other than a hotel after an engagement. Salisbury U3A.

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. Evan Carmichael EvanCarmichael.com Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments Search This Blog Loading. Blog Archive ► 2011 (21) ► April (3) Effective Presentation Skills is Not Talent BS is BS and it will Create a Disconnect With Your.

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Speaking and sport

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Now, my talks have produced hundreds of speaking tips to pass on in this blog but the percentage that result in funny stories for potential use at speaking engagements is tiny - and the number that actually work well enough after being tested to make it into my presentations on a regular basis is even smaller. In July, following my talk on My Life as a Freelance Comedy Writer for Durrington WI I sat at the front of the room in the village hall while they had their business meeting.

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.

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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...

Read more at [link] The ‘grim new normal’ in Philadelphia schools Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss , September 10 at 6:00 am Consider this: The constitution of Pennsylvania says that the state legislature must provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.

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Article: Grow Your Business by Speaking

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Other potential venues include retirement centers, community centers, churches and charitable organizations. For additional value, have a product available for sale at the back of the room such as a book, workbook or audio recording.