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Presentation Guru

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101 Top Tweets from the 2013 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 20 – 22, 2013 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. I was not able to attend this year, but, like anyone who has access to Twitter, I enjoyed following the conference virtually via the hashtag #raganspeech.

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Trending Sources

Your voice on conference calls: How to show up when no one can see you

Kate's Voice

Presence Vocal Image conference call engagement perceptionRecently, I facilitated a workshop for a group of people who work in their pajamas. One of them told me that she will do her hair and makeup for the rare call when her customer turns on her video camera, but normally she doesn’t have to worry about being seen. What she has to worry […].

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138 Top Tweets from the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 14 – 16, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Unlike other Ragan Conferences I’ve attended, where I had to select a small number of “top [.]. Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference TwitterOver 200 professional speechwriters met for two days and attended a series of main stage keynotes and break out sessions.

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Want to boost conference attendance? Add women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

There's a little-observed phenomenon going on in conferences today: Many "mainstream" conferences in all industries feature few women speakers, and women speakers experience serious hurdles to get on their programs. The only exceptions are the women's conferences.

Conference Best Practices: The Tech Policy Summit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Too many conferences are painful to attend; lengthy keynote speeches in windowless hotel rooms, rubber chicken and endless PowerPoint conspire to dull the senses. The recent Tech Policy Summit at the Silverado Country Club in the Napa Valley was a well organized and engaging event. This event was an exception. Here’s a list of the [.]. Business Communication Technology #TPS2012 Tech Policy Summit

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The prostitute factor: Why we're not serious about women at conferences

The Eloquent Woman

We've made a lot of progress from the days when women were forbidden to attend, or to speak at, conferences. We have conferences setting quotas for women speakers and conferees reporting about how many women they see in the program or on the stage.

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Back from the PPTLive conference!

PowerPoint Tips

Overall, it was a great conference, as usual. By the way, to vicariously attend the conference, go to your Twitter account and search for #pptlive, the hash tag for the conference. One example, from the SXSW conference is discussed here. This year, PPTLive was in Atlanta.

Gender Avenger tool helps you chart women speakers at conferences

The Eloquent Woman

A long discussion about parity for women speakers followed, and Susan let me know that Gender Avenger''s latest tool was soon to launch, and that it would give us all another option from tracking conferences with @NoWomenSpeakers. The workshop is 23 October and the conference is 24 October.

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The 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m off this week to the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fourth conference and the second one at which I’ve presented. As in 2009, I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera to post to YouTube. It all fits with the [.]. Speechwriting Ragan Communications

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Conference notes from #uksgcam2015: Diving into speechwriting

The Eloquent Woman

But that dive took many different directions at the Spring Speechwriters and Business Communicators Conference in Cambridge, UK, creatively organized by Brian Jenner and deftly chaired by Alan Barker.

Storytelling and Empathy take Center Stage at the Watermark Conference for Women

Duarte Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose. I left the conference energized and inspired. It was more than just a professional delight to see stories being used so powerfully at the Watermark Conference this year.

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Follow @NoWomenSpeakers to track conferences with few or no women on program

The Eloquent Woman

I just gave a speech about women and public speaking in which I pointed to the tweets I see on Twitter, every day of the week, in which people are complaining about the lack, or dearth, of women speakers on conference programs.

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Why my favorite conference won't let speakers sit down

The Eloquent Woman

The UK Speechwriters' Guild and European Speechwriter Network conference is my favorite for many reasons, but particularly this one: They don't let the speakers sit when delivering their remarks. This works on conference calls as well as on stage.

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Calling all speakers for IABC Heritage Region Conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

IABC Heritage Region Seeking Speakers for the 2017 Region Conference being held at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5-7, 2017 The IABC Heritage Region is currently seeking speakers for the 2017 Regional Conference being held November 5-7 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. The conference will consist […]. Calling all Speakers!

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Conference update from the American Society of Journalists & Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

No, you don’t have to be an ASJA member to benefit from ASJA’s terrific writing conferences. May 5 – 6, 2017 Annual Conference Update By Estelle Erasmus, ASJA New York City 2017 Conference Chair I’m excited to make two announcements: that the big reveal of our conference program will be up on […]. Read on.

Famous Speech Friday: Billie Jean King at FIFA Women's Conference

The Eloquent Woman

Her recent speech at the FIFA Women's Football and Leadership Conference offers an excellent chance to hear what makes her such an eloquent woman and a dynamo for equal rights. Even if you've never been a tennis fan, you've probably heard of Billie Jean King.

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On Demand: National Speakers Association 2014 Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Here’s a free On Demand archive of certain presentations from the conference. For speechwriters, I highly recommend Nancy Duarte’s talk “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences” and Giovanni Livera‘s “Storyboarding Workshop” Both are listed in the tab for Monday June 30. The Tuesday presentation by Jay Baer on the “Speaker as Media Company” has […]. Speechwriting

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Cisco Social Media Conference: Teaching elephants to dance

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Ragan Communications Social Media Best Practices for Communicators Conference, hosted by Cisco Systems, wrapped up on Friday. The 3-day event promised to share ways to “engage employees, build strong customer relationships and create brand buzz online&# using social media. Workshop and presentation topics included: How video is reshaping employee communications Social media tools for PR. Social [.]. Social Media Ragan Communications

Future Business Leaders of America – California State Leadership Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). I was fortunate to volunteer as a speech contest judge for an impromptu speech contest for High School students held Friday and Saturday as part of the State Leadership Conference of the California Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

Speechwriters Conference Debrief 1 of 4: Jon Favreau keynote

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable conference call took place Feb 20 at the end of the first day of the 2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference. Podcasts Speechwriting David Murray Fletcher Dean Jon Favreau Ragan Speechwriters Conference silicon valley speechwriters roundtable

IABC regional conference: Heritage Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The 2017 IABC Heritage Region Conference is fast approaching You can now download the complete conference brochure to review the schedule and learn more about the speakers for this year’s 4 KEYNOTES and 21 BREAKOUT SESSIONS. Be sure to check out the schedule and explore the complete list of speakers. Join us in one of the “17 Best […]. Career info News, events, and awards Professional organizations

Coaching a cadre of conference speakers to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

Most interesting thing I''ve ever seen at a conference." Conference organizers and program directors are increasingly in search of ways to enliven programs and get away from panels and keynotes. The workshop is on 15 April, and the conference is 16-17 April. "Amazing."

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Chairing a conference: How I'm preparing

The Eloquent Woman

"That''s a BIG job," said a friend of mine, when he heard that I''d agreed to chair the autumn conference of the European Speechwriters Network, coming up in Brussels in September. While we will conduct the conference in English, I know from experience that I''ll need to be precise.

Conference co-chair asks "Would I attend my own conference?"

The Eloquent Woman

Expo opens today in San Francisco, and one of its co-chairs, Sarah Milstein , has shared a thoughtful and provocative post she calls Would I attend my own conference? Why conferences need more diversity. The Web 2.0

2017 ASJA conference (I’ve already marked my calendar)

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Keynotes Announced for ASJA’s 46th Annual Writers Conference – Fri May 5 & Sat May 6, 2017, Roosevelt Hotel, NYC By Estelle Erasmus As Chair for the 2017 ASJA Conference in NYC, I’m delighted to share that we have been getting many of your proposals for sessions and I’m really impressed with the level of […].

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Conduct Web Conferences & Deliver Presentations Remotely

Presentation Guru

In a previous post we brought you a review of MightyMeeeting, which is a feature rich, remote meeting platform with the option to deliver presentations during web conferences.…

ASJA offers writing conference in Atlanta: Sat Nov 5

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Saturday, November 5, 2016: Dream Bold Atlanta Join ASJA for Dream Bold Atlanta, a one-day writing conference at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where freelance writers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors, content providers and agents.

Disastrous Opening to the Conference

Executive Speech Coach

It started 20 minutes late A full day conference will likely get behind schedule at some point during the day. That was the opening statement from the conference chair at 9:20 am. CEO conference speakers convention presentation mistakes

The Lady Vanishes: My International Speechwriters Conference keynote

The Eloquent Woman

My speaking style is to work extemporaneously and from notes on occasion, so I can bring you most of what I said at the International Speechwriters Conference, although this is by no means a transcript. At conference after conference, in today''s world, women are underrepresented as speakers.

The growing Twitter buzz about conferences with few (or no) women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a fun fact to know: About 150 days into 2012, you can say that, on average, more than a tweet a day can be found complaining about the lack of women on conference programs. But lately, I've been tracking the conference gender imbalance and seeing a growing discussion emerge.

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My favorite easy conference networking tip

Speak Schmeak

When I''m at a conference by myself, this tip is gold. Here''s a simple networking tip if you, like me, dread walking into rooms full of strangers. Take a look. ?. Networking Video

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How to Hold Your Own During a Conference

The Communication Blog

Here is a guest post on communication during conferences. How to Hold Your Own During A Conference. Holding your own in a conference boils down to holding your own in a conversation. Learning how to hold your own in a conference is just like learning a foreign language, which is why simulation training is so important for anyone wanting to maintain a competitive edge. workplace communication communication in conferences conferences

Meeting Report: Cisco Social Media Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the rest of this week I’ll be attending the Ragan Communications Conference Social Media Best Practices for Communicators hosted by Cisco Systems. The event kicks off on Wednesday when I plan to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop on Corporate Video given by Deanna Govoni and Alex Romano. This workshop will discuss how to think differently [.]. Social Media

Sharpen your Skype, conference call & Hangout speaking skills: 8 tools

The Eloquent Woman

There are new worlds to conquer when it comes to the conference call.today, in addition to speaking on a speakerphone or using videoconferencing, you might be using Skype or Google+ hangouts to communicate with far-flung colleagues. Hear and be heard is the mantra for conference calls.

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Conference season competition results

Max Atkinson

Blog readers were invited to suggest one object that any of the three main party leaders could use as a visual aid to strike a chord with their audience during their 2010 conference speeches.

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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. Could I glean lessons anyone might use in chairing a conference? "You are going to tell us how it went, aren''t you?"

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12 ways to diversify conferences with @NoWomenSpeakers

The Eloquent Woman

Last month, the debate got a little more data in the form of a study about invitations to women speakers at an evolutionary biology conference, which noted that " in 2011, 50% of women declined an invitation to speak compared to 26% of men."

How to follow up your meeting, conference, or event

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  It's a perennial worry for conference people: how do you keep the interest alive so that the meeting has power long after it's over?  Top 5 Sessions at ABC Conference”) through newsletters and email campaigns to let people know what they missed.   Promote recorded sessions as on-demand webinars on your homepage and require people to register so you’ll have their name and permission to contact them about the next conference.  

How to network with top editors and content providers: ASJA’s Atlanta regional writing conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

ASJA Regional Conference: Dream Bold Atlanta Network with top editors and content providers November 5th The program is completed and exciting clients are signing up to attend. The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the nation’s largest professional organization of independent nonfiction writers, invites freelancers and college students pursuing writing careers to attend its […]. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations