From the vault: A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

When you choose what to wear for a speaking engagement or presentation, what goes into your thinking? Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically.

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A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically.

2011 87

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The TED Commandments: lose hustle, win friends.

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

They don’t want a blatant sales hustle from the lectern. In this situation, the best approach is to do a useful talk on some important industry trend, without the direct product plugs. The ‘TED Commandments’ are a great guide for anyone who wants to really engage an audience, rather than the polite tolerance that most speakers receive. There’s a time and a place for a sales presentation, and conferences aren’t it.

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From the vault: A checklist for the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face?

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A checklist to prepare the whole speaker, annotated for introverts

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face?

a checklist to prepare the whole speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Do I intend to engage the audience? Will my wardrobe allow me (if needed) to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord or reach high to point at a chart? If I'm standing behind a lectern, have I focused attention near my face?

20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

This doesn’t necessarily equate to jokes and magic tricks*, but it does mean that the content of your presentation, and the delivery of that content, should be compelling and engaging. Don’t be overly concerned about your first engagement. Allow your unique personality to shine through on stage, and it’s likely the audience will be engaged. Get to your engagement (conference) early so you’ll be both well rested and able to sit in on some events.

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