Reimagining Conferences

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At a time when the COVD-19 novel coronavirus is causing conferences around the world to be canceled or postponed, it’s more important than ever to take a long hard look at the fundamental ways that large gatherings for professional purposes are structured. Business Communication Keynotes Public Speaking Technology conferences coronavirus COVID-19 Forbes

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Association of Speakers Clubs Conference in Edinburgh

Manner of Speaking

… Continue reading → The post Association of Speakers Clubs Conference in Edinburgh appeared first on Manner of Speaking. As regular readers of this blog know, I co-created a public speaking board game with my good friend and fellow speaker, Florian Mueck: Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. It is available as both a traditional tabletop board game and an app.

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Seven Tips to Crush Your Next Conference Call

Matt Eventoff

The dreaded… conference call! Conference calls have become so routine and so standard that they are often not considered what they really are: an opportunity to stand out and present with senior leaders on the line; » Read more. The post Seven Tips to Crush Your Next Conference Call appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. It occurs on a regular basis for almost every individual in the corporate world, and it is also the most fraught with peril.

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How to… Win at Conferences

Presentation Guru

… Speakers Conference Events featured Networking Professional SpeakersIn this edition of ‘How to…’ we’re going to take a bit of different approach and talk about the wider context of your presentation. What do I mean by this? In business, there are three typical types of presentations: Private, within organizations.

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San Francisco Writers Conference 2014

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I spent part of the weekend at the San Francisco Writers Conference which is organized by the irrepressible Mike Larsen and Elizabeth Pomona. Freelance Work Robb Lightfoot San Francisco Writers Conference I was helping staff the Editorial Freelancers Association booth so did not have time to attend any of the rich offering of sessions. However, a remarkable resource, listed in many of the [.].

2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m off this month to the 2014 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fifth conference. Conference Call On Thursday February 20th at 7:15pm (Eastern) I’ll host an [.]. As in previous years, I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera to post to YouTube. Speechwriting raganspeech silicon valley speechwriters roundtable

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ATD Virtual Conference Q&A with Patti Sanchez and Nancy Duarte

Duarte Blog

During the 2020 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Virtual Conference, Patti Sanchez and Nancy Duarte gave a keynote titled, “Influence Through Story.” The post ATD Virtual Conference Q&A with Patti Sanchez and Nancy Duarte appeared first on Duarte. Audience Business Storytelling ATD conference l&d story storytelling virtual virtual comms

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Free Livestream: NSA Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just found out that parts of this years National Speakers Association (NSA) conference in San Diego are being livestreamed for free from Sunday June 29th at 5:00pm through Wednesday July 2nd 5:00pm. Highlights include: Monday 8:30am Nancy Duarte and Steve Forbes “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences” Monday 2:45pm Storyboarding Workshop Tuesday 1:30pm […]. Public Speaking #NSA14

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Video: 2012 Ragan Speechwriting Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

From first-time attendees to 10-year veterans, attendees at the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference were uniformly impressed with the event. Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters ConferenceHear what a random baker’s dozen of the audience had to say.

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Hook: The Presentation Conference

Dahle Communication

I am quite excited about an event that is coming up on March 25th and March 26th that I have been invited to be a part of - Hook: The Presentation Conference. Scott Schwertly at Ethos 3 is putting together what looks like an amazing conference. If you are looking for a conference that will help you in whatever field you are in - this is one you should look at.

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Make the Most of the NSA Influence 2019 Conference

Speaker Launcher

The finest of the speaking industry will descend on Denver on July 27-30 for NSA Influence 2019, the annual conference of the National Speakers Association (NSA). The post Make the Most of the NSA Influence 2019 Conference appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Emerging Speaker Rising Superstar Speaker Seasoned Speaker Speaking Profession kindra hall national speakers association nsa 2019 nsa experience NSA Influence Conference nsa speaker orlando bowen

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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. Rick Altman is a great host and organizer; he makes the conference both a learning and a fun experience. One example, from the SXSW conference is discussed here. Tags: Events conference PPTLive Presentation Summit This year, PPTLive was in Atlanta.

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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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The Secrets to a Successful Conference Presentation

Presentation Guru

… Events Technology Conference featured…And it’s going to take a whole lot more than just a set of great PowerPoint slides. To get the attention of our increasingly restless audiences – and then to keep it – requires some forward planning but fortunately there is an array of tools available to us and, as Holly Faulkner points out, it’s time to get creative.

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Round. Nick Clegg’s Conference Speech Problem

The Presenter's Blog

Was this a good style for conference speaking? Presenting Stagecraft business conference speech 2012 Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg platform podium politics presentation presentation skills presenters' blog presenting public speaking rhetoric stage layoutNick Clegg of the British Liberal Democratic Party, chose yesterday to forgo the stage for his leader’s speech at the Party Convention and to instead speak from a little round podium that had been placed in amongst the audience.

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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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Introducing the 2017 Presentation Guru Conference

Presentation Guru

… Presentation Guru Conference Conference featuredBring an idea and leave with a world-class Pitch. We set up Presentation Guru (the “Guru”) to help people share their expertise, skills and knowledge with the world. The Guru is all of the people who make up our amazing community.…

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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. Business Communication Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference Top Tweets Twitter

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Lady & the Champs Speakers’ Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This Saturday, February 28 & Sunday, March 1, 2015 award-winning keynote speaker and speech coach Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE hosts a weekend of intense learning that can transform your speaking. Fripp will host World Champions of Public Speaking Mark Brown, Ed Tate, Darren LaCroix and other world-class professional speakers. If you are too busy to […]. Public Speaking LadyChamps15 Patricia Fripp Toastmasters

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THOUGHTS ON A CONFERENCE

Professionally Speaking...

I spent most of last week at the American Society for Training and Development ( ASTD ) International Conference and Expo (8000+ attendees) here in Washington, DC at the very impressive Walter E. A month prior to the conference, they set up a LinkedIn group for conference speakers as a forum to ask questions and share ideas/best practices. Attending a conference is both an exhausting and exhilarating experience.

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Speechwriters Conference Debrief 4 of 4: Q&A Session

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

By listening to the Q&A you’ll hear comments and opinions about many aspects of the first day of the Ragan Speechwriters conference. Questions came in from: Freelance speechwriter Pete Weissman asked what was the most unexpected thing about the conference. Freelancer Colin Moorhouse commented on the value of the Ragan Conference and the power of storytelling in speeches. Podcasts Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference silicon valley speechwriters roundtable

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Speechwriters Conference Debrief 3 of 4: Michael Long

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In this third edited highlight from the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable call, freelance speechwriter Michael Long shares his impressions of the conference. Mike taught a pre-conference workshop on Storytelling for speechwriters and has strong opinions about the keys to constructing a speech around a story. In this third edited highlight from the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable call, freelance speechwriter Michael Long shares his impressions of the conference.

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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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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. 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

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Need a Conference Speaker?

Speak and Deliver

Refreshing my testimonials. Keynote Speaker Motivational Speaker Speaker Toastmasters

New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

Some academics have written a paper about tweeting at conferences (thank you @tonyramos for tweeting about it). The paper reports on a survey of tweeters at five different conferences. Only 41 people responded to the survey (the url for the survey was circulated using twitter and the conference hashtag). The paper doesn’t mention how many people in total were at these five conferences and how many of those were tweeting.

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Speechwriters Conference Debrief 2 of 4: Rosemary King & Douglass Hatcher

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In this second edited highlight from the call, freelance speechwriter Rosemary King and Douglass Hatcher, VP of Thought Leadership at MasterCard, share their impressions of the conference and specifically the panel they were both on: Chart your career path: Job advice from successful professionals. Podcasts Speechwriting douglass hatcher Ragan Speechwriters Conference rosemary king silicon valley speechwriters roundtable

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Demo DVD not played at Spring Conference

Max Atkinson

This is the Demo DVD I'd prepared for the European Speechwriters Conference at Emmanuel College, Cambridge that had to be cancelled because of Covid 19. But organiser Brian Jenner has something else up his sleeve for the Autumn conference. So watch this space

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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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2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

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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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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

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2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

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2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

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NY Speechwriters Conference Debrief 3 of 3

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In this third and final edited highlight of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable conference call from the PSA World Conference, I give a summary of Bob Lehrman’s break out featuring a conversation with David Kusnet who was Clinton’s speechwriter.

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The 2010 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m off this week to the 2010 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fourth conference and the second one at which I’ve presented. Tags: Business Communication Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Speechwiters Conference 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 [.].

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The 2010 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m off this week to the 2010 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fourth conference and the second one at which I’ve presented. Tags: Business Communication Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Speechwiters Conference 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 [.].

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The 2010 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m off this week to the 2010 Ragan Speechwriters Conference in Washington DC. It’ll be my fourth conference and the second one at which I’ve presented. Tags: Business Communication Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Speechwiters Conference 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 [.].

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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

Steal This Press Conference!

More than PowerPoint...

In one paragraph, Hoffman describes timeless presentation techniques for snatching free publicity using the conventional press conference system. Everything about a successful press conference must be dramatic, from the announcements and phone calls to the statements themselves. Constantly seek to have every detail of the press conference differ in style as well as content from the conferences of people in power.

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Ed Milliband Conference Speech. Showing how it’s meant to be done!

The Presenter's Blog

By a perfect choice of subject matter guaranteed to get a conference giggle. Tips From The Top Stagecraft presentation presenters' blog rhetoric presentation skills public speaking politics current-events Ed Milliband conference speech one nation Labour Labour 2012 British politics UK auto cueCongratulations Ed Milliband. The leader of Britain’s Labour Party just delivered what can only be called a barn-stormer of a speech.

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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. It starts with a three minute delay, then a presentation that’s five minutes too long, a break extends an extra 12 minutes, unexpected announcements steal seven minutes, a sponsor drones on forever… Surprise, surprise – by late afternoon your conference is running 20 to 40 minutes behind schedule. That was the opening statement from the conference chair at 9:20 am.

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NY Speechwriters Conference Debrief 1 of 3: David Murray

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable conference call took place May 21 at the end of the first day of the Professional Speechwriters Association (PSA) World Conference held May 22-23 at New York University. In this first of three edited highlights David Murray, the organizer of the Conference, discusses the mood of the event. The interest of other Europeans led to the European Speechwriters Network holding their first conference in 2013.

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