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Video required before you speak at conference

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is now requiring prospective speakers at their winter 2011 conference to agree to create a short (2-3 minute) promotional video to explain why an attendee should come to their concurrent session. First, presenters would have to think through what the benefit of their session would be to the audience.

Public Speaking: Listen To Everyone

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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.

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.

From Free to Fee The Consultant's Guide to Becoming a Paid Speaker

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Because associations can get free speakers for the concurrent sessions, many state and regional associations only pay for keynoters, general sessions and wind-down speakers. The challenge is to make that transition from teacher at the concurrent session level to performance at the general session. Pamela S.

From Free to Fee: How Experts Get Paid to Speak

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You’re already on the speaker’s circuit, using concurrent session programs at industry events as marketing opportunities. If you still want association gigs, ditch the concurrent sessions and go for the keynote slots with state and regional associations. Makes sense doesn’t it? Go Where the Gigs Are.

A day of top notch training for presenters

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You can register for just that one day and have a choice of great educational sessions to attend. Here are some highlights for that day (the theme for the year and the convention is NSA Rocks, so the session titles reflect the theme). The morning general session will feature Steve Forbes. Register today at [link

When Applause Just Isn't Enough: How To Get More Clients From Giving Speeches

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Its off to the next concurrent session…or lunch. Make sure you dont pitch your services during this session! Example: A low fee, one-time only coaching or consulting session. Sullivan By now, its old news. The Reality: Getting applause and getting clients are very different things. The problem is focus. Metaphors?

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. A keynote speech and a session workshop are two completely different animals.