Another challenging venue

Speak Schmeak

I recently wrote about some oddly configured conference rooms I've presented in, and here's the latest interesting venue, from last night: This is the new event pavilion at the Ventura County Museum. The pavilion has a state-of-the-art new projection and sound system and will be a great venue for large engagements. Tags: The Business of Speaking Speaking Engagements

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Another challenging venue

Speak Schmeak

I recently wrote about some oddly configured conference rooms I've presented in, and here's the latest interesting venue, from last night: This is the new event pavilion at the Ventura County Museum. The pavilion has a state-of-the-art new projection and sound system and will be a great venue for large engagements. The Business of Speaking Speaking Engagements

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Presentation Skills: Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post- Traumatic Venue Disorder. If you are really gung ho about speaking, you're going to jump at the chance to do just about any speaking engagement. 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?

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Public Speaking : Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post-Traumatic Venue Disorder. If you are really gung ho about speaking, you're going to jump at the chance to do just about any speaking engagement. 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?

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engage your audience with new media

The Eloquent Woman

From the start, this speaking engagement posed a number of challenges. It was the dreaded after-dinner talk, meaning I needed to be super-engaging. The crowd was due to number close to 100, ensuring extra work to keep that size crowd engaged. The venue didn't allow for Internet access, eliminating the chance for live demonstrations of any of my examples.

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Increase Book Exposure Through Author Speaking Engagements

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Authors who pursue speaking engagements gain more attention for their books. Authors willing to do even a few speaking engagements will develop a loyal reader base and increase their books sales. These ideas are just a few of the many opportunities that can be created for authors to schedule speaking engagements to promote their books. Initially, authors generally will need to speak for free and use each speaking engagement to sell books.

Why you need to take every speaking opportunity

Speak Schmeak

I got to the venue and immediately started setting up. Just think how fantastic it'll be, three or 10 or 20 years from now when, because you chose to take these speaking engagements, you are now prepared for ANYTHING. It's your time now to get speaking engagements on your calendar. Take every speaking engagement that comes your way. Make engagements happen if they're not just falling into your lap. I forgot my stuff.

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Marketing Through Speaking Engagements - Nolo's Legal Marketing Blawg

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Nolos Legal Marketing Blawg Published by Home Website Practice Areas Contact Us « Previous | Home | Next » Jan 14, 2009 Marketing Through Speaking Engagements Virtually every guide on marketing a law firm recommends speaking engagements as an effective way to generate clients. So thats the focus of this weeks post: How to make the most of speaking engagements to market your practice. But formal, established groups arent your only venue.

Beyond storytelling: Create an experience

PowerPoint Tips

Zeetings is an easy-to-use software platform that boosts the return on investment of presentations and events by keeping audiences engaged, providing data­-driven insights to presenters, and helping people stay connected. It’s no wonder presenters use this technique to engage audiences. The best part is that whilst active participation keeps everyone engaged, you become a more effective presenter through having ongoing feedback. If your topic (and venue!)

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Six straightforward speeches then facing up to a problematic presentation

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Public Speaking Tip #467: If you are speaking in a bar at a venue such as a Conservative club, do bear in mind that the lighting may be quite dim so you will need to speak from the best spot you can find under a light. If you are agreeing a date for a speaking engagement and you notice from your calendar or diary that the date is a holiday then mention it to the person booking you - it will save time for everybody later! Ringwood Tuesday Club.

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Presentation tips involving locations and lighting, theatres and a theme.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

One of the great advantages of working in venues like this is that you will have the assistance of the theatre's technical crew and I must thank Elgan Howells for sorting out the lighting for where I would be on stage at various points during the talk and ensuring excellent sound. Public Speaking Tip #463: If you are speaking in a theatre, let the technicians know your requirements - this isn't a luxury that will be available in most other venues! Redhill and Reigate U3A.

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Public speaking from the Staines snowball to confidence-boosting in a cafe!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

I was met at the station by two members who acted as human sat-navs to walk me to the venue (something of a first!). This continues what I am now calling the 'Staines snowball', a large number of ongoing speaking engagements, all from recommendations, that started with my talk for Staines and District Probus Club in July 2010! Now I have found cafes to be fantastic places to write in over the years but they are perhaps not the most suitable venues for presentation skills training!

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21 tips to improve your presentations right now

Speak Schmeak

Check your venue in advance. Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience My Favorite Tools Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Resources PowerPoint Openings and Closings CommunicationAdding to one's public speaking "bag of tricks" is a constant effort.

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Training vs. experience

Speak Schmeak

These students are still young, and still learning, and they have plenty of opportunities ahead of them to learn how to connect authentically with an audience and speak freely from the heart, no matter the topic or venue. You must learn to engage emotionally with your material in order to engage emotionally with your audience. Speakers Preparation Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Authenticity

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21 tips to improve your presentations right now

Speak Schmeak

Check your venue in advance. Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience My Favorite Tools Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Resources PowerPoint Openings and Closings CommunicationAdding to one's public speaking "bag of tricks" is a constant effort.

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Did you bring batteries?

Speak Schmeak

Think about your activities, your handouts, your equipment, your venue, your props, your business cards, your hydration, your sleep the night before. Tags: Quick Fixes Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Speaking Engagements Here's a quick example of what I'm talking about when I harp on preparation over and over again. Yesterday, as I set up my equipment for a presentation, I noticed that my remote wasn't working.

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Training vs. experience

Speak Schmeak

These students are still young, and still learning, and they have plenty of opportunities ahead of them to learn how to connect authentically with an audience and speak freely from the heart, no matter the topic or venue. You must learn to engage emotionally with your material in order to engage emotionally with your audience. Speakers Preparation Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Awards shows Authenticity

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Do it with the lights on

Speak Schmeak

Still, I was hoping for engaging, passionate speakers who were able to convey their ideas clearly, and only a couple delivered. Today I'm going to talk about the general organization of the event, the venue and some technical issues. But in this venue, the screen was fixed, so there was no other option. The emcees don't have to be as engaging as the speakers; that's not why we are attending. I spent Saturday morning attending the first Santa Barbara area TEDx event.

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist – Free PDF File

Manner of Speaking

Last year I wrote a post about logistical items that speakers should remember for a speaking engagement. As well, there is space at the bottom to add the title of your presentation, your audience, the venue and date of the presentation. Reader response was so good that I created an addendum. To put these ideas into a more practical format for you, I have reworked the checklist into a single-page PDF file. Items are grouped by category and there is space for you to add your own.

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Did you bring batteries?

Speak Schmeak

Think about your activities, your handouts, your equipment, your venue, your props, your business cards, your hydration, your sleep the night before. Quick Fixes Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety Speaking EngagementsHere's a quick example of what I'm talking about when I harp on preparation over and over again. Yesterday, as I set up my equipment for a presentation, I noticed that my remote wasn't working.

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Do it with the lights on: TEDxSB Part 1

Speak Schmeak

Still, I was hoping for engaging, passionate speakers who were able to convey their ideas clearly, and only a couple delivered. Today I'm going to talk about the general organization of the event, the venue and some technical issues. But in this venue, the screen was fixed, so there was no other option. The emcees don't have to be as engaging as the speakers; that's not why we are attending. I spent Saturday morning attending the first Santa Barbara area TEDx event.

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Empowering women means paying them

Speak Schmeak

What message are you sending when you write checks for all the costs of your event: the venue, the food, and the A/V staff. After yet another request from a women's organization asking me to speak for free, I wrote this post on Facebook.

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I don’t attend conferences where speakers don’t get paid

More than PowerPoint...

The conference venue makes money — but the speakers don’t? By taking an unpaid engagement, the privileged person silences the voices of people I want to hear from the most. If they aren’t, I’ll ask if the venue or organizers are getting paid. If the venue is donating the space — I’ll consider going. But if the venue is getting paid and the speakers aren’t? I give up.

Magic flip chart

Speak Schmeak

I took it with me to a workshop last week to test it out in a live audience setting with the computer provided by the venue. Again, another reason to visit your venue and test your technology in advance so you can prepare for possible snags. Tags: Products Fun Stuff Resources PowerPoint Speaking Engagements

Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

Recently, João posted photos of the speaking venue at the upcoming conference on the District 59 Spring Conference Facebook Page. Seasoned public speakers understand the importance of being familiar with the speaking venue prior to the actual event. But in today’s world of long-distance travel, we often do not get to visit the venue until the day (or even a few hours) before.

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

Ultimately, I don't think Earl Warren Showgrounds is the right venue for this event, because I don't think most of the suggestions mentioned above are even possible. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsDownload audio here. Over this past weekend I shared a booth at the Women's Festival at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

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Two Peter Block workshops you should attend

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Don’t miss this opportunity to build consulting capability within your organisation and within South Africa. This is a unique opportunity to meet and engage with the guide and mentor of tens of thousands of consultants around the world. Workshop dates and venues: Johannesburg. Venue: Isisango, Midrand. Venue: Schoenstatt Training Centre, Constantia. Workshop dates and venues: JHB: All Saints Church in Fourways – 2nd & 3rd March.

Public Speaking Best Practices from My Clients

DeFinis Communications

All of the people I spoke with give presentations to a range of audiences and venues, including all hands meetings, staff meetings, department meetings, executive briefings, board presentations, customer presentations and large national and international conferences. Understand the audience and use techniques to engage them. Use engagement questions such as, “I know what you’re thinking” and “You’re probably wondering.”.

registration open for July 27 workshop

The Eloquent Woman

I'll share an overview of the issues women face when they want to speak up, whether in large venues or small meetings, and then we'll let the audience set the agenda--so bring your questions about how to handle public speaking skills from gestures and wardrobe to messaging and handling Q&A. Tags: workshops women and public speaking workshops and events Washington Women in Public Relations Graveline speaking engagements

One Easy Step to Take Your Virtual Presentation Skills to the Next Level

SpeakerSue Says...

Destination/Hotel/Venue). You’ll be amazed at how much more focused your presentation will be and how much more engaged your listeners will be, too. Sue provides engaging, fully customized virtual training that will energize your team – and their sales results. By now, everyone knows making a sales presentation or facilitating via Zoom/Teams is not the same as being there in person. But, given no choice, customers and prospects, accept the reality.

Want to book more business? Change your email response.

SpeakerSue Says...

My property or my venue? Sue provides engaging, fully customized virtual training that will energize your team – and their sales results. Do people tell us the truth about why they don’t buy from us? When they tell us, often they say “price,” but what they mean is “you.” You’re the reason I went “in another direction.”. Harsh? Please know I include myself in that word. We sabotage our own success when we think our clients and prospects only want answers.

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Skills we can learn from comedians

The Speaker Point

A fun activity is to look up comedians on Youtube, and watch them perform the same jokes at different venues. Skill 3: Comedians are constantly connecting with the audience Great comedians are constantly engaging the crowd. They engage through stories, questions, or exaggerated body language. By constantly engaging the crowd, you get a feel for where the audience is, and where they are likely to want to go.

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When you have to submit slides early.

Speak Schmeak

Ideally I'm at the venue early enough where I can enact a quick switcheroo of my slides before I begin. My slides are fun, image-based and engaging. And as I stated above, get to the venue early enough so that if you have any slide rearranging to do, you can at least do that. But until there is a shift in the mindset of the organizations who engage us, we are stuck with this reality.

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Public Speaking Best Practices from My Clients

DeFinis Communications

All of the people I spoke with give presentations to a range of audiences and venues, including all hands meetings, staff meetings, department meetings, executive briefings, board presentations, customer presentations and large national and international conferences. Understand the audience and use techniques to engage them. Use engagement questions such as, “I know what you’re thinking” and “You’re probably wondering.”.

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

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. However, once you know the venue, there are still a lot of things to consider, and event planners are masters at making any venue workable. There is one venue at UC Santa Barbara that I've spoken at many times, where I have to walk from one end of campus to the other.

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 prepare, rehearse, and gain insight from every speaking engagement. When it comes to nervousness in front of a group, I have noticed people generally fall into one of four categories, which I describe as the following four levels.

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

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. However, once you know the venue, there are still a lot of things to consider, and event planners are masters at making any venue workable. There is one venue at UC Santa Barbara that I've spoken at many times, where I have to walk from one end of campus to the other.

The first five stages of speaker development

Speaking about Presenting

When she’d finished the young scientist took her to the venue, stumbled through his carefully scripted introduction and then watched her give a brilliant talk. At stage 3, the major concern of people I coach is to be interesting and engaging. The difference between stage 3 and stage 4 is this: in stage 3 you want the audience to be interested and engaged – because it makes you feel good! 18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar.

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Presentation Nerves and Our Lizard Brain

Professionally Speaking...

Here are some concrete techniques to wrest control away from your lizard brain: Engage the reasoning part of your brain to remind you that the things you fear about presentations are really stories you're making up. When preparing for your presentation, leave time to engage in visualization. Imagine yourself walking into the executive boardroom, armed with your carefully crafted slides, about to make the important presentation that you've been dreading for weeks.

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Unforgiven - Those Who Don't Learn from Suffering (e.g. The Clintons v. Monica Lewinsky who did)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through myriad venues she has told us how suffering had changed her. She engages with her diverse audiences as a real human being who has been through the wringer. In Canada, Scotiabank Arena had lots of empty seats. They were vacant because, as Maureen Dowd points out, The Clintons have become irrelevant to Canadians.    In America, in addition to becoming weary of that brainy duo from Yale Law School, we have decided not to forgive them their sins.

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The first five stages of speaker development

Speaking about Presenting

When she’d finished the young scientist took her to the venue, stumbled through his carefully scripted introduction and then watched her give a brilliant talk. At stage 3, the major concern of people I coach is to be interesting and engaging. The difference between stage 3 and stage 4 is this: in stage 3 you want the audience to be interested and engaged – because it makes you feel good! 18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar.

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Join the Network of Community Leaders for South Africa

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Venue: Manenberg (a community who is setting a wonderful example in terms of community building). Some are arguing that we should call this the Network of Engaged Citizens for South Africa (NECSA) rather than a Network of Community Leaders for South Africa (NCLSA). Please see the email below that I received from my friend Louise at Symphonia. Dear Craig.

What’s Your Sentence?

Manner of Speaking

Where is the venue? One of my regular speaking engagements is a course on public speaking and presentation skills for the Executive MBA Programme at the University of Lausanne. When it comes to motivation, creativity or the changing nature of work, one of my favourite authors is Daniel Pink. A few months ago, I reviewed Dan’s latest book , Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates us , and its applicability to public speaking.

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