Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

PowerPoint Tips

The company bought a sponsorship table (which I’m sure was expensive) and had nicely-designed brochures laid out on the table, along with a monitor displaying the software. The owner ran a session about the value of their tools for pre-selecting potential customers who might be likely to buy a product. If you can, hire a designer, just like you do for your website and printed brochures. The post Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

Why Your LinkedIn Invite (and follow-up) Isn’t Working

SpeakerSue Says...

I’ll send the brochure. Sue provides engaging, fully customized virtual training that will energize your team – and their sales results. To learn more about virtual training possibilities custom fit to your needs, please email Sue@SpeakerSue.com or call (+1-480-575-9711). Last week, I received this LinkedIN connection invite: “Hi Sue, I would love to know if you’re interested in our XYZ MEETING PLANNERS, in Month, 100% Live Virtually due to COVID-19.

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8 steps to add branding to your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

A printed brochure is branded. Part of the reason is that websites and brochures are designed by professional designers and presentations are often created by presenters who are anything but that. Sales presentations often include some aspects of the potential customer’s branding, as well — usually just the logo and colors. When I do corporate training or public webinars, I usually ask attendees to submit a couple of slides.

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POWERPOINT FIRST AID: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Professionally Speaking...

You can manipulate fonts, layouts and colors to achieve customized outputs. This technique could be used to graphically display a particular theme in a presentation or to make a point about (for example) the content of a marketing brochure, customer service letter or the CEO's speech. In many presentations, a thousand words is what it feels like as slide after bullet point-laden slide goes by.

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How many uses for PowerPoint can you think of? (my 500th post!)

PowerPoint Tips

Design marketing brochures. Click here to find out about customized training to bring your presentations to the next level! Most people think of PowerPoint as a visual aid for a live presentation. But there are so many other ways that people use PowerPoint. Here are some of them: Create marketing videos. Edit photos. Create graphics (ads, icons, buttons, infographics) for a website. Find and compose blog post images (like the one for this blog post).

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Cartoon Caption Contest — Butterfly

Humor Power

Visit the web site of Dan Rosandich for information on how he can design custom cartoons for your next special project, book, newsletter, brochure, holiday card, T-shirt and more. It’s time for our September Cartoon Caption Contest. We feature the art of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. Here is this month’s cartoon: Write several captions.

Cartoon Caption Contest — Report Card

Humor Power

Visit the web site of Dan Rosandich for information on how he can design custom cartoons for your next special project, book, newsletter, brochure, holiday card, T-shirt and more. It’s time for our August Cartoon Caption Contest. We feature the art of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. Here is this month’s cartoon: Write several captions.

Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Most of this internal communication is done in employee newsletters, newspapers, magazines, brochures and websites, or by email. Articles/documents for stakeholder newsletters, magazines, websites : Companies communicate with stakeholders, such as customers, suppliers, vendors, and investors. Direct mail promotions; print, radio, or TV advertisements; infomercial scripts : Advertising material is usually meant to generate sales or customer traffic.

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Start Making An eBay Fortune

Great Public Speaking

Don't forget the other ways to make money on the Internet that you can find by downloading the learning brochure and watching the video at [link] Starting an ebay business.online auctions facebook strategies can create wealth online making money from home.Make $7000 a month from your home based business. [link] If you are going to take the time to start an online auction business you may as well make as much as you can.

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

The question is this: What image are you consistently portraying to your customers, clients, audiences and prospects? Here are some similar questions to the web questions above: Are your cards, brochures and handouts free of typos, grammatical errors and design flaws? If you don't know how to design a business card or brochure, hire someone. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

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Generate Repeat Writing Business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

… As any retailer will tell you, it costs six to eight times more to sell to a new customer than it does to resell a previous customer. Therefore, it’s easier, and more profitable, to sell to previous customers than it is to chase new ones. Putting such a plan in place does not mean you sell only to previous customers. As you find new ones, and complete jobs for them, they become previous customers.

Public Speaking : Make it Easy

Great Public Speaking

You can give them flyers and brochures to distribute. could be that a link on a web page tracks the referral from your advocate or you could give them custom printed materials or labels that has a website that only belongs to them. If you want other people to spread your name around the planet, why not make it really easy for them. You can give your advocates websites that look like they belong to them. You can give them articles and interviews that promote your cause.

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How to Develop an Effective Lead Generation Strategy

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And the methods you will use for turning those visitors into customers comprise your lead generation strategy. An “offer” can be anything from a free whitepaper, report, eBook, to an industry survey, free assessment report or a service brochure and so on. Case studies and customer success stories. Use URLs with custom tags to track the effectiveness of your outreach. Give custom price quotes per project.

4 Tips to Avoid “Premature Elaboration”

SpeakerSue Says...

The desire to tell your customer everything she never wanted to know about your product or service. Customer: Oh, yes, thanks for the follow-up. And did you know that we have 15,125 feet of flexible meeting space and a spa – oh it is fabulous, you should really try the Pumpkin Peel – and 487 rooms and 12 suites and we’re located blah, blah, blah,blach…I’ll send you our marketing brochure and a floor plan and a photos of the spa and the sleeping rooms.

How QR Codes Can Build Your Speaking Business

Great Public Speaking

Your brochures and other marketing materials. • Quick Response (QR) codes are a matrix type barcode that consist of a pattern of black squares on a white background. This code can represent binary, alphanumeric, or even Kanji symbols. Smart phone owners can use their phone camera to scan the image. Once scanned, the code will direct the user to any number of options determined by the code's creator.

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November Cartoon Caption Contest

Humor Power

Visit the web site of Dan Rosandich for information on how he can design custom cartoons for your next special project, book, newsletter, brochure, holiday card, T-shirt and more. It’s time for the November Cartoon Caption Contest. We feature the art of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. Enter your best three lines.

Cartoon Caption Contest — Halloween

Humor Power

Visit the web site of Dan Rosandich for information on how he can design custom cartoons for your next special project, book, newsletter, brochure, holiday card, T-shirt and more. It’s time for the October Cartoon Caption Contest. We feature the art of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. Enter your best three lines.

UnConference Versus Conference

More than PowerPoint...

Slick brochures. The voice of your customer. If listening to the voice and vernacular and ideas of your customers is important to your company, you might want to check out an UnConference -- coming soon to a city near you (if it hasn't already.) It's a Conference. But not like we know it, Jim. The first rule of BarCamp? Talk about BarCamp. The second rule of BarCamp? Blog about BarCamp. Here are the other 6 BarCamp Rules.)

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Great Public Speaking: Make It Easy

Great Public Speaking

You can give them flyers and brochures to distribute. It could be that a link on a web page tracks the referral from your advocate or you could give them custom printed materials or labels that has a website that only belongs to them. If you want other people to spread your name around the planet, why not make it really easy for them. You can give your advocates websites that look like they belong to them. You can give them articles and interviews that promote your cause.

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Is Your Business On-Demand?

Raise Your Profile & Your Profits!

Your customers, clients and prospects are no different. And while I dont claim to be some brilliant prognosticator or highly-touted futurist, I am simply reminding those in business that customers are looking for solutions, products, services and information, and they expect immediate access. On-line brochures are so last-century. Intros are always skipped, and uninvited music merely annoys your customers.

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These include: Ready, Aim, Fire: first, get crystal-clear about what your expertise is; then roll out marketing materials that enable customers to find you; finally deliver your expertise to audiences from the podium. Focus on your speech: "No fancy brochure or website can overcome a mediocre speech." NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC).

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These include: Ready, Aim, Fire: first, get crystal-clear about what your expertise is; then roll out marketing materials that enable customers to find you; finally deliver your expertise to audiences from the podium. Focus on your speech: "No fancy brochure or website can overcome a mediocre speech." NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC).

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

The question is this: What image are you consistently portraying to your customers, clients, audiences and prospects? Here are some similar questions to the web questions above: Are your cards, brochures and handouts free of typos, grammatical errors and design flaws? If you don't know how to design a business card or brochure, hire someone. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

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PowerPoint Tip: Photo Best Practices

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you see a photo in your company brochure that would really work well in your presentation, check out the tip in the article on using the Snapshot tool of Adobe Acrobat to grab the photo from the PDF version of the brochure. If your sales organization could improve its results this year in a tough economy with better sales presentations, contact me about holding a customized Think Outside The Slide session for your sales professionals and their support staff.

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

These include: Ready, Aim, Fire: first, get crystal-clear about what your expertise is; then roll out marketing materials that enable customers to find you; finally deliver your expertise to audiences from the podium. Focus on your speech: "No fancy brochure or website can overcome a mediocre speech." NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC).

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Eight Steps to Getting Speaking Engagements : MarketingProfs Articles

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The problem, however, is that more often than not the attendees are existing customers and clients or individuals who are already familiar with the firm. Companies need to expose their expertise to prospective customers and clients. An attendees asking for a business card can be the first step toward obtaining a customer. Identify speaking engagements whose audience represents the customers and industries your organization wants to reach. See Whats New on the Agenda!

Charli Jane Speaker Services: 10 Ways to get publicity

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Target mailers  postcards, emails, newsletters, brochures  Again, offer a freebie for those who reply. Monthly newsletters and targeted emails offer great exposure to already warm potential clients and customers. Always bring a handful of business cards  and brochures/flyers if you have them (and you should!)

You may need to get out of sales if you…

SpeakerSue Says...

Send emails that are self-focused rather than customer-centric. Stalk prospects and customers. Expect your client to want to read your 59 page brochure. Email without a clear next step – and a reason for your customer to take it. Value your customer’s time more than your own. Forget that you are the virtual bridge that connects what your customers read on your website, TripAdvisor, etc with your brand. (With a nod to Jeff Foxworthy …).

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National Speakers Association > INSIDE NSA > Competencies

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The set of competencies for this area include: Selecting and developing significant and meaningful topics within your chosen area of expertise Building topic expertise Staying on the cutting-edge of topic development through research, updates and development of content Demonstrating the ability to make your topic(s) and expertise uniquely relevant to your audience through customization Developing skills enabling you to communicate your expertise in various medium (e.g.,

Charli Jane Speaker Services: Does Your Website Have A Purpose

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The reason is because not everyone who fills out your form will actually become your customer. Website copy must be specifically geared to your online campaign and not just a cut and paste job from your brochure or flyer.

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

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How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel: Objectives and Ideology Think of the audience as your customers Treat the audience like your customers, they’ve paid with money and time to come to your panel. Unless responding to another panelists, the panelist should be addressing the audience so keep your attention on the customer.

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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...

Each of these customer groups also has varying and often competing interests and priorities.” Click Here To View and Print the Conference Registration Brochure.

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