Getting in the Green Room - The Zen of Surfing and Speaking

Green Room Speakers

In other words, the green room is a place for performers to prepare before they get on stage. Yet I recently learned that green room has a second definition. In surfing , the green room is the inside of a barrel that is produced by a wave.

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Presentation Skills: Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

How about a community center where drum lessons are being given in the next room? I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post- Traumatic Venue Disorder. As you get more experienced you'll learn to use your pre-program research to recognize potentially disastrous venues before you agree to speak. But sometimes, even with the best of preparation, you get blindsided and have to present in a lousy venue. What is a lousy venue? Did you ever present in a barn?

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Public Speaking : Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

How about a community center where drum lessons are being given in the next room? I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post-Traumatic Venue Disorder. As you get more experienced you'll learn to use your pre-program research to recognize potentially disastrous venues before you agree to speak. But sometimes, even with the best of preparation, you get blindsided and have to present in a lousy venue. What is a lousy venue? I would call this a lousy venue, wouldn't you?

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off. Make the best use of the venue. Granted, event planners frequently get to choose their own venue, while speakers are mostly expected to go where the client tells us to go.

Rate Your Public Speaking Comfort Level

DeFinis Communications

The good news for these speakers is that they already know how to be comfortable in front of one type of audience, so it’s just a matter of learning how to apply their skills to a new venue to be comfortable in every new situation they encounter.

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off. Make the best use of the venue. Granted, event planners frequently get to choose their own venue, while speakers are mostly expected to go where the client tells us to go.

Rate Your Public Speaking Comfort Level

DeFinis Communications

The good news for these speakers is that they already know how to be comfortable in front of one type of audience, so it’s just a matter of learning how to apply their skills to a new venue to be comfortable in every new situation they encounter. They may be executives, product evangelists, salespeople, senior leaders, marketing directors, and corporate trainers. They have already built a substantial capacity for comfort— and there is still room to grow.

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Presentation Tip: Should you switch to 16:9 slides?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

First, ask the organizer of the event or the venue you will be speaking in what aspect ratio the projector or screen will be using. What if the organizer doesn’t know or you don’t know what projector the room will have? This happens quite often if you are doing presentations at client sites or even in different rooms/buildings in your own organization. When the majority of your presentation rooms and equipment are in the 16:9 format, make the switch in your slides.

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Is PowerPoint the new black?

Speak Schmeak

My experience at conferences and meetings is the same as it's been for years and years: heavily bulleted slides featuring boring corporate templates, too many words, and cheesy clipart.

The Power of the Sermon

Green Room Speakers

From the Green Room: Remember, there is no such thing as "public speaking". I agree, it's all about the personal connection, even in large venues. Sunday, September 12, 2010 The Power of the Sermon What is the real power of a sermon?

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We are the stories we tell ourselves

Presentation Zen

The monitor behind Roz Savage was not very large, but big enough for smaller venues. It's been common for quite some time for some schools and corporations to install large flat panel displays in presentation/meeting rooms.

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Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

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Facebook and YouTube blocked by paranoid corporations at their own peril 8 tips to make your YouTube video go viral Top 5 corporate blogging mistakes and how to avoid them Thank you for helping me to write The New Rules of Marketing & PR! If 200 people are in a room and you speak for a half hour, you are taking up 100 hours of people’s time. You should plan to arrive at the venue with plenty of time to spare and go to the room at least one hour prior to when you go on.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #136

Humor Power

Just up the street from the meeting venue is a huge truck stop. We were meeting in a church facility, and our meeting room was a. recreation room with a big roll-up door, similar to a garage door. ” Her point was that there is room for everyone. Mike Rayburn was a model tonight for how to use corporate humor. Here’s the Mike Rayburn recipe for successfully using corporate humor. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue.

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Speakers and fees: an insiders view

Speaker Confessions

Shawn: The one thing live events have that YouTube and Twitter cannot duplicate is the energy in the room. It’s the same material, but you’re missing the energy from everyone else in the room. Seeing a speaker in a room full of other people is more stimulating at the least, and at best, you connect with other people at the event which can lead to further discussion and maybe even accountability to help you apply the lessons taught by the speaker.

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Executive Communications: Big Impressions on Small Audiences

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

He felt that larger venues allow time for preparation. Keep up with the news, and peruse your corporate report or newsletter regularly. "I'm an emergency room nurse," she said. Big Impressions on Small Audiences. by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE. Recently I was talking to a member of a consulting firm. He said his firm thought intellectual capital and the ability to articulate a message clearly are key.

Public Speaking: Selling Yourself and Your Ideas to Senior Management

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

It’s no secret…the higher up the corporate ladder you go, the more important your public speaking and communications skills become. If so, how do you feel about facing a room full of senior management or at least 5 around a board room table, all staring at you? This is a good venue to add value and build your leadership skills. Selling Yourself and Your Ideas to Senior Management: Polish Up Your Public Speaking Skills in Advance!

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Public Speaking : VIDEO

Great Public Speaking

John Cleese, of Monty Python, fame is doing corporate videos that are interesting and informative and, of course, have a humor twist. An interesting phenomenon occurs when you are speaking in a large venue and also being projected on massive video screens. When you are in a large room, you must use several monitors or use video projection. Projection in many cases also requires that the room lights be dimmed.

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Consumer Centric " Blog Archive " Conference Tweeting A Distraction and Waste of Time, or Not?

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But–even this is debatable as one of the tweets coded in this bucket does contribute to the “feel” of the room in a funny way: Lots of trust issues in this crowd, come see me for a hug. sxsw @amyrsward meeting up with @carribugbee after session in front of room, audience-left.

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The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com

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Be empowering - My goal with building events is to put the right people together in a room. Great speakers, great content, great venue, great networking - all may still be in place. The venue has to be in a good location, easy to get to and comfortable.

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engage your audience with new media

The Eloquent Woman

The venue didn't allow for Internet access, eliminating the chance for live demonstrations of any of my examples. By the time we went around the room, I was able to get a sense of the room--and to let questioners know which of their topics would be addressed in my presentation.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Chester Upland starts new year with two schools saved from chopping block By JOHN KOPP jkopp@delcotimes.com @DT_JohnKopp September 04, 2013 Superintendent Gregory Shannon and administrators from the Chester Upland School District went out into the community all summer, urging parents to enroll their children in district schools.

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How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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Now these notes are going digital on Twitter or via conference-provided chat rooms. But the conversation was roaring through the room via twitter. I asked questions the audience was asking, and I immediately felt the tenor of the room shift towards my favor.

Article: Grow Your Business by Speaking

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

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billion in tax breaks to corporate special interests and political donors, including expanded favors for energy and telecommunications companies, Corbett eliminated assistance to 69,000 financially distressed Pennsylvanians suffering from illness, disability or domestic violence; cut environmental funding by 20 percent and slashed more than $1 billion from public education, including more than $304 million from Philadelphia ’s schools.

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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.

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They are opposed to the practice for an array of reasons, including the stress they believe it brings on young students, discomfort with tests being used to gauge teacher performance, fear that corporate influence is overriding education, and concern that test prep is narrowing curricula down to the minimum needed to pass an exam.

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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….

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In some districts, we assume the title of CEO, just like leaders in the corporate world. Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 10, 2013: Supt. Hite: “We cannot allow the city, the state, the School District, or anybody else to think that this is normal”

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An education blogger in Massachusetts who writes about corporate-influenced reform on the website EduShyster.com , writes about this in the following post.

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