Boris Johnson: 'The boy who wanted to be king.

Max Atkinson

At next week's European Speechwriters conference in Paris, Brian Jenner has asked me to run a breakout session on the afternoon of Friday 27th September - where the probable topic is the rhetorical skill (or otherwise) of new UK prime minister Johnson.

IABC regional conference: Heritage Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

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You're not just competing with other speakers

Speak Schmeak

Conference attendees will choose which breakout sessions to attend based on the description of your workshop and their needs and goals. Sometimes you know in advance how many people will attend your session, because pre-registration is required. And sometimes, attendees make up their minds at the last minute, because they don't have to pre-register, meaning that you have no idea who will attend your session. But here's the thing: I didn't go to another session.

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Only 2 days left to get 20% off all coaching services

Speak Schmeak

Giving a breakout session in February? The 20%-off special to celebrate my fifth anniversary in business ends on October 31. Take this opportunity now to contact me and lock in your special discount by midnight (PT) Sunday.

Only 2 days left to get 20% off all coaching services

Speak Schmeak

Giving a breakout session in February? The 20%-off special to celebrate my fifth anniversary in business ends on October 31. Take this opportunity now to contact me and lock in your special discount by midnight (PT) Sunday. It's my gift to you for supporting me over the past five years by reading my blog and newsletter, downloading my handouts, following and retweeting me on Twitter, friending me on Facebook and, of course, hiring me to help you become more effective speakers!

Rehashing old content at the same venue?

Speak Schmeak

I spoke at a conference last week, where the keynote speaker rehashed several significant and memorable stories that she had used the year before at the same conference, but in a breakout session.

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NY Speechwriters Conference Debrief 2 of 3

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He comments on the “Know your Worth” breakout session with Fletcher Dean, Julie Conway and Harry Kruglik and the relevance of salary surveys in journalism which might be valuable for speechwriters to initiate. Likewise, in a parallel breakout, Gotham Ghostwriters founder Dan Gerstein addressed the value of freelancers sharing rate information.

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Public Speaking: Listen To Everyone

Great Public Speaking

In particular, don't miss the keynote or general session speakers. I'll never forget many years ago I was doing a breakout session for a big real estate company. We then went to the closing general session an hour later, the big shot keynote speaker made a fool of himself by using material I had gone over already. When you are speaking at an event that has multiple speakers, try to listen to as many of the other speakers as you can.

Public Speaking: Nervousness is good!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

My breakout session From Good to Great to Awesome had standing room only. Public Speaking: Nervousness is good!   If you’re nervous when you get up to speak, good! It’s the price you pay for being a race horse instead of a cow. As long as you’ve done your homework, nervousness gives you nothing to worry about and much to be grateful for. When  When you rehearse and you prepare, nerves are evidence that you care.

Public Speaking: Nervousness is good!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

My breakout session From Good to Great to Awesome had standing room only. Public Speaking: Nervousness is good!   If you’re nervous when you get up to speak, good! It’s the price you pay for being a race horse instead of a cow. As long as you’ve done your homework, nervousness gives you nothing to worry about and much to be grateful for. When  When you rehearse and you prepare, nerves are evidence that you care.

Public Speaking : LISTEN TO EVERYONE

Great Public Speaking

In particular, don't miss the keynote or general session speakers. I'll never forget many years ago I was doing a breakout session fora big real estate company. We then went to the closing general session an hour later, the big shot keynote speaker made a fool of himself by using material I had gone over already. When you are speaking at an event that has multiple speakers,try to listen to as many of the other speakers as you can.

Announcing the Worst Conference Experience Ever Contest

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  A particularly stupid theme or breakout session?  Recently, I called for an improvement in the way conferences are run and pointed out that the current downturn is an opportunity to make some long-overdue changes in conference behavior.    Conferences should involve their audiences more, and in more significant ways.    Conferences should tell coherent stories, not fill endless time slots.

The Amazing World of Speechwriting

OnSpeechwriting

And I delivered a workshop, a breakout session and was on a panel. They''re managers who - at most - speak to employees in small town hall sessions. So I heard an amazing story last week at the Ragan Speechwriters’ Conference. OK, maybe not amazing but it’s a story every speechwriter and everyone who uses a speechwriter should hear. I was there to mingle with some of the best people in the world: speechwriters who “get it.”

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What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

We speak at conferences where an audience member is torn between three different breakout sessions, and might leave in the middle to catch parts of each. I admit it; I get a little bent out of shape at the title "World's Best" or "World Champion" when it's thrown around willy-nilly.

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Can you change the world in 15 minutes?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  This is a great book for mid-level executives, speakers preparing to lead breakout sessions, speakers in internal meetings – the great silent majority of speeches given in a thousand companies around the world every day.    But if your speech is, say, a breakout session on “Maximizing the Online Marketing Impact of X,” or “Improving SEO Rankings for Local Real Estate Offers,” then this book provides an excellent template for your speech. 

Signature Speeches

Speaking Of...

Most professional speakers become SME's, or so-called Subject Matter Experts, in certain fields, and are able to offer these topics as either a keynote or breakout session speech. This is the time of year I am working on speaking dates for spring 2010. Deciding what to offer as a topic is something that is always chaleenging. I'm aiming for speaking dates in Texas and Alaska, as I think these locales offer me greater challenge.

It is Not Your Clients' Job to Know How They Can Hire You Again

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

To add to your convention success, why not engage Patricia Fripp to deliver a presentation skills keynote speech and then present one or more interactive breakout sessions? My best client is Dan Maddux, the Executive Director of the American Payroll Association. 

Conference notes from #uksgcam2015: Diving into speechwriting

The Eloquent Woman

Scotch and sweeties get them to the breakout: Rodger Evans showed his Scot heritage when he pitched his breakout session--on promoting a positive culture for speechwriting--with the promise of, well, Scotch and sweeties. Last week, I had a deep dive into talking, speaking, and language.and it was all about writing speeches.

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Presentation Skills - Words

Great Public Speaking

For example, in Australia, "breakout sessions" are called "syndicates." Difficulties may also arise in question and answer sessions if the presenter cannot understand the questioner. Terminology is different in most areas of the world even if the language is English. Highly tested humor that would work anywhere in the U.S. may fall flat in another country simply because the audience doesn't understand one of the words.

Public Speaking: Words.

Great Public Speaking

For example, in Australia, "breakout sessions" are called "syndicates." Terminology is different in most areas of the world even if the language is English. Highly tested humor that would work anywhere in the U.S. may fall flat in another country simply because the audience doesn't understand one of the words. If you were making a joke in Australia that used the word syndicate, you might totally confuse the audience and they wouldn't laugh.

The Amazing World of Speechwriting

OnSpeechwriting

And I delivered a workshop, a breakout session and was on a panel. They're managers who - at most - speak to employees in small town hall sessions. So I heard an amazing story last week at the Ragan Speechwriters’ Conference. OK, maybe not amazing but it’s a story every speechwriter and everyone who uses a speechwriter should hear. I was there to mingle with some of the best people in the world: speechwriters who “get it.”

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London workshop: Creating a TED-quality talk, April 3

The Eloquent Woman

Speechwriters: Don't be confused I'm also leading a breakout group on "How to prepare your speaker for a TED talk" at the Oxford Speechwriters' and Business Communicators' Conference 2017 the previous week to this workshop, on 30 March. That's a much shorter, more focused session, and will not replicate the contents of the 3 April workshop in London. To attend that breakout session, you must be registered for the Oxford conference at the link above.

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Getting Hired to Speak: What's Their Why?

Speak and Deliver

This lets them know you're willing to give them a customized session, and that you are more interested in what they need to hear than what you want to say. - Breakout sessions, individual follow-up, a book they may want to see for themselves, and offer to their attendees. The self-help industry often focuses on the question "What's Your Why?" , as in why do you want to succeed? It's a great question, and can help us find our ultimate motivations.

Time Flies When You're Having Fun.

Speak and Deliver

At the conference itself over the last weekend, after watching the inimitable World Champion of Public Speaking Jim Key give two outstanding sessions focused on achieving excellence and the value of storytelling, I delivered my own 45 minute breakout session on Creating Championship Speakers with Championship Evaluations - stressing the importance of giving, and RECEIVING, feedback in the most effective ways possible. Nearly a month since my last post?

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What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

We speak at conferences where an audience member is torn between three different breakout sessions, and might leave in the middle to catch parts of each. I admit it; I get a little bent out of shape at the title "World's Best" or "World Champion" when it's thrown around willy-nilly. Maybe I have a problem with competition. I take it too seriously, for one thing. As a high school basketball player and discus thrower, I HATED losing. Or coming in second. Which I did, frequently.

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Q&A – Don’t lose control of your presentation

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

It doesn’t apply to small meetings, like conference breakout sessions or boardroom new business pitches, where the tone is more interactive. Here’s how to avoid snatching defeat from the jaws of victory as you finish a perfectly good presentation.

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Does Your Speaking Menu Look Delicious?

Speaker Launcher

a Championship Team’ breakout to further hit home. with a breakout session or workshop, offer up a. Have you ever been to a restaurant where they. matched the food with the wine that they. recommend? Yum, love that! And it makes it. easier for you, the customer. When working with speakers on their websites, we’ve recently started to match up product ideas. with keynotes and workshops. By doing this you are adding value for the client.

How to develop a paid public speaking career – VII: Those FAQs

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Start out with a breakout session, and work your way up.  I’m closing out this series on your paid public speaking career with some FAQs.    1.    So I need a book – can I self-publish? The answer is no.    At this point, self-publishing just doesn’t measure up in the eyes of the speakers bureaus and meeting planners who will be hiring you. 

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ION Digital " Blog Archive " How Speakers Can Manage Twitter- and Live to Talk About it

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This will be more true of workshops, training and breakout sessions vs big keynotes.

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

The Eloquent Woman

From your lips to God''s ear RT @alanbarker830 : Denise @dontgetcaught Graveline looks set to keep things in order here at #esnbxl — Denise Graveline (@dontgetcaught) September 20, 2013 Be a boss of your time and energy: I was on stage and up front the entire day, with only the breaks and breakouts as exceptions. I skipped things in order to stay prepped and energized, like dinner the first night after the introductory reception, and the afternoon breakout sessions.

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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...

The group is slated to highlight problems schools face due to state funding cuts and the absence of a "rational" education funding formula as they call on lawmakers to make the issue their top priority in the fall legislative session, organizers said. The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions.

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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...

WHYY Newsworks By Dave Davies September 19, 2013 The Pennsylvania Legislature returns to session next week. The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions. On Sunday and Monday, our features include keynote presentations by Chris Lehmann and ASCD Author Dr. Connie Moss, as well as numerous breakout sessions on PA’s most timely topics.

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Business of Software Blog: How to get a speaking slot at a conference

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good - you’ve persuaded some influential people that you’ve got something worth saying] In the run up to the launch Im speaking in both countries, doing both keynotes and breakout sessions. Business of Software Blog The business of software.

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

Speaking Of...

The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions. On Sunday and Monday, our features include keynote presentations by Chris Lehmann and ASCD Author Dr. Connie Moss, as well as numerous breakout sessions on PA’s most timely topics.

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

Speaking Of...

We went together to call on our state legislators to put public school funding at the top of their priority list for this year''s legislative session. The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions. On Sunday and Monday, our features include keynote presentations by Chris Lehmann and ASCD Author Dr. Connie Moss, as well as numerous breakout sessions on PA’s most timely topics.

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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...

education activists plan plea for more funding WHYY Newsworks By Mary Wilson, @marywilson September 23, 2013 Education advocates will welcome Pennsylvania lawmakers back to Harrisburg Monday for the fall session with a reminder that they need more money. The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions.

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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...

The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions. On Sunday and Monday, our features include keynote presentations by Chris Lehmann and ASCD Author Dr. Connie Moss, as well as numerous breakout sessions on PA’s most timely topics.

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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...

The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions. On Sunday and Monday, our features include keynote presentations by Chris Lehmann and ASCD Author Dr. Connie Moss, as well as numerous breakout sessions on PA’s most timely topics.

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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...

link] Bill would tweak executive session rules By Brad Hundt Editorial Page Editor bhundt@observer-reporter.com Sep 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm State Rep. The bill, which is being debated in the House Committee on State Government, would limit when members of school or township boards, city councils or any other elected body, can retreat into “executive session.” The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions.

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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...

The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions. On Sunday and Monday, our features include keynote presentations by Chris Lehmann and ASCD Author Dr. Connie Moss, as well as numerous breakout sessions on PA’s most timely topics.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 19, 2013: Ravitch and Rhee: Two Near-Opposite Views for Fixing Philadelphia Schools

Speaking Of...

Micek | jmicek@pennlive.com on September 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM , Glen Grell offered little more than a shrug and a laugh when he was asked what he expected as state lawmakers wrap up the world’s longest summer vacation and finally return to voting sessions on Monday. “I The Pre-Conference begins on Saturday with PIL Academies and Common Core sessions.

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Speaking for Dollars by Vickie Sullivan

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1: From workshops to keynotes Because of tight budgets and more interest from nonprofessional speakers, most concurrent sessions and teaching seminars at association conventions and trade shows are filled with vendors, members and other nonpaid experts. Therefore, to get the big fees – or any fee at all – you must compete in the keynote or general-session market. A keynote speech and a session workshop are two completely different animals.

The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com

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Hash tags on each session as well as the event might help. But I think more of the business networking happens during the event, in between the sessions, than at dinners and tweetups. How about doing a session of the week with multiple blog posts, video archives, discussions?

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