Four tips for a better networking event

Speak Schmeak

Here's a quick tip for making your networking event a success: Get rid of the tables. Recently I attended a networking mixer at a conference, at the end of the day, in a room that had been set up banquet-style for earlier breakfast and lunch events. How would I improve this event?

6 Tips for Starting a Great Conversation at Business Events

Great Public Speaking

After spending a great weekend in Las Vegas for the Author 101 Event, I participated in and observed a lot of conversations. I love networking and networking at a business event is a skill that is developed with practice. I noticed some authors and speakers need a little improvement on how to start and have a great conversation at a networking event. It is very important that you learn how to work the room at networking events to get the most bang for your buck.

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How to follow up your meeting, conference, or event

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

After my recent blogs on virtual meetings, Kristin Zurovitch, Director of Marketing at Sonic Foundry, a tech company in Madison, Wisconsin got in touch with me to suggest ways that you can follow up your meeting – whether virtual or face-to-face – to increase the likelihood that your event will be remembered, acted upon, and made generally worthwhile.      And to create buzz for your next eventEvent Management

Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring. And he’s a prolific speaker – speaking at 3-4 events a month. There’s also an opportunity to win a free ticket, so read on: Hook Presentation Conference.

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Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

Speaking about Presenting

If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring: Hook Presentation Conference. And he’s a prolific speaker – speaking at 3-4 events a month.

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Toastmasters Friday: Why Contests are the Best and Worst Events in Your Speaking Career

Speak and Deliver

Unreal environment - At a contest, the entire event is geared to the contestant.

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TEDxWomen events take place December 1--and you can host one

The Eloquent Woman

This year on December 1, you'll find scores of TEDxWomen events , all themed "the conversation continues," a nod to the discussions started at last year's TEDWomen conference. Get involved b y hosting a TEDx viewing event around TEDxWomen in your own community.

What do bookstores have to say about author events? A guest blog from Waverly Place Literary Agency

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Guest post by Debbie Carter, Waverly Place Literary Agency What do bookstores have to say about author events? “Because of the competition in New York City, we want to offer something experiential,” says Kaylen Higgins, Events Director at Strand Bookstore. “We want programming that’s more dynamic than just an author’s talk or having a conversation.” ” (Facebook photo: crowd […]. Freelance Writing Presentation skills Speaker coaching

How To Speak – And Get Paid For It!

Presentation Guru

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Drudge Report Takes Break from Politics - Headlines with Amateur-Hour Snow Event (don't even call it a storm)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's a sad time in a nation when it has to find safe harbor from politics in a snow event which hardly qualifies as a storm. Drudge Report might be becoming as weary of Trumpism as many of us are. The tipping point might have been the Saturday Afternoon Massacre. That was when U.S.

How To Get Instant Feedback From Your Audience

Presentation Guru

… Software Technology Apps & Add-Ins Audience Connection Events Interaction presentation technologyGetting your audience engaged is the most important things you can do when presenting.

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Late October: literary events, lozenges and linctus!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

It was quite an event. Public Speaking Tip #504: You cannot let yourself be overawed by the other speakers in a programme of events. It completes the event for the winner and can be of some help to those who missed out. We hope that you found the event enjoyable , it certainly is one of the important writing events of the year and it would be great if ,when the time comes around next year, you will consider doing a repeat performance!".

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Ten Top Tips for your Speech to the Office Party

Presentation Guru

… Message Write Great Speeches Audience Connection Create Powerful Messaging Events Great Speeches Presentation Tips Public Speaking Rhetoric

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What We Can Learn from the Products that Made History

Presentation Guru

… Build Real Impact Great Speeches Message Audience Connection Corporate Speaking Create Powerful Messaging Events featured Making it Memorable Role ModelsWhat can we learn from great speakers who have had to pitch to the entire world?

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Will you host a TEDxWomen event near you on December 1?

The Eloquent Woman

TED has announced it will launch TEDxWomen, a one-day event worldwide, on December 1, 2011. The main events will take place in New York and Los Angeles, but you are encouraged to organize local viewings with live speakers, too. Go here for more information on hosting at TEDxWomen event.

Happy New Year for 2016!

PowerPoint Tips

Events Happy New Year 2016https://s3.amazonaws.com/change-the-world-marketing/blog-post-videos/announcing+2016.mp4. Did you find this post useful? Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY." Need training?

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NSA September Event: Make Your PowerPoint Slides Sizzle

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) welcomes Mike Robertson to the Bay Area on Saturday September 10. Mike is an author, gifted storyteller, and has more than 20 years of graphic design experience.

Orlando IABC Public Speaking Event

Successful Speeches Blog

Events How to start a speech Live Presentations Music to their ears Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech WritingIf you’re a professional communicator who works in the Orlando, FL area, I’m inviting you to join me and the Orlando chapter of IABC for lunch on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. This video will explain it all. I look forward to meeting you on February 2nd.

Orlando IABC Public Speaking Event

Successful Speeches Blog

Events How to start a speech Live Presentations Music to their ears Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech WritingIf you’re a professional communicator who works in the Orlando, FL area, I’m inviting you to join me and the Orlando chapter of IABC for lunch on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. This video will explain it all. I look forward to meeting you on February 2nd.

Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

Duarte Blog

The Albertson Halloween House ( free community event with no entry fee ). Culture Design contest duarte Event Halloween storytelling Visuals

Public Speaking Event in Orlando

Successful Speeches Blog

Events Live Presentations Music to their ears Presentation Skills Public Speaking Speech Writing How to Write a Speech Speech CoachingIf you live in or near the Orlando area, I hope you’ll be able to join me and the Orlando Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators on November 3, 2010. I’ll be speaking on the topic of “How to Make Your Speech Sound Like Music to Their Ears” You can find all the [.].

Public Speaking Event in Orlando

Successful Speeches Blog

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Four tips for a better networking event

Speak Schmeak

Here's a quick tip for making your networking event a success: Get rid of the tables. Recently I attended a networking mixer at a conference, at the end of the day, in a room that had been set up banquet-style for earlier breakfast and lunch events. How would I improve this event?

Following up after networking events

Speak Schmeak

Jane Pollak has a great post on how she follows up after networking events. In San Diego today and starting early. I hope my workshop is going well! I especially like how she culls the cards that are not a fit for her instead of hanging onto all of them forever (like I do).

Hot Events Coming Up

Humor Power

Special Event in Las Vegas: Lady and The Champs. How to Put Sizzle in Your Presentation! Terry Wall’s free webinar on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 1:30 pm EST. You’ll recognize Terry’s name. He is a frequent participant in our monthly joke contests and is the First-Place winner of our January 2015 contest. Terry is an experienced presentation skills coach. Check out his Webinar. February 28 - March 1, 2015.

Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Duarte Blog

Book Reviews Business Diary Event Question Technology Tutorial Video Apple Director's Cut features iBook iBooks Author interactive iPad iTunes launch multimedia Nancy Duarte published resonate sparklineResonate has made the leap from book to iBook !

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Professional Speaker Event

Humor Power

Become a Professional Speaker. Achieve your Accredited Speaker Designation. This full-day program, the day before the Toastmasters International Convention in Las Vegas, will be held at the convention venue, Caesar’s Palace Hotel, on August 11, 2015. This program will be presented by your Toastmasters Accredited Speakers. For more information. Presentation Skills accredited speaker become professional speaker

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The “King” of Visual Communication

Duarte Blog

Delivery Event Message Strategy Tips communication dream guest blog guest contributor I Have a Dream imagery Martin Luther King Jr.

Excellent Events

Humor Power

Invest In Yourself. – Have Fun. – Advance Your Career. – Expand Your Network. Here are some great professional development conventions I’d recommend: AATH’s 25th Annual Conference. Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. April 19-22. Chicago, Illinois. Humor Project Conference. The Positive Power of Humor and Creativity. June 1-3. Silver Bay, New York. Alexander Technique Workshops. Move naturally with greater ease for impact and.

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TED Talks, #illustraTED

Duarte Blog

And over the weekend, they reciprocated our love by posting a little write-up about our event! ). or time travel back to the event and review the @Duarte Twitter stream. It’s no secret that Duarte has a big crush on TED.

How To Write & Give A Speech: coming soon in Chinese

Joan Detz Speaker Services

English as a second language (ESL) News, events, and awards Speechwriting The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media. How To Write & Give A Speech was originally published in 1984 and has remained continuously in print (producing royalties) for more than three decades – a distinction in publishing and a testament to the commitment of publisher […].

Practice Makes Perfect, or what Oscar Telecast producers could learn from watching Leonardo DiCaprio

Duarte Blog

Delivery EventNo more boring speeches. That was the pledge made by producers of the 88th annual Academy Awards when they announced that winners could list their “thanks yous” on ticker tape that would run live during the ceremony. Instead of subjecting audiences to endless lists of agents, producers, and supporting “teams,” speeches could be kept short, heartfelt, and meaningful. So did it work? Not really.

Take charge of your event

Speak Schmeak

In order for you to make your speaking engagement the best it can be, you're going to have to take charge of your room. I've mentioned checking your venue in advance, for one thing. But what happens if there's something wrong with the room that needs to be fixed?

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Calling all speakers for IABC Heritage Region Conference

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Career info News, events, and awards Professional organizationsCalling all Speakers! 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 […].

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Duarte’s Diagrammer™: 4,000 Diagrams at Your Fingertips for 99 cents each

Duarte Blog

Business Design Diary Event News Technology Video 3forfree Diagrammer diagrammer.com diagrams download library searchable slide:ology system taxonomy tool visualizeWhere there is madness, Nancy Duarte finds method.

#illustraTED | Duarte is Visualizing TED Talks All Week

Duarte Blog

Another TED Conference means another #illustraTED event at Duarte! Delivery Diary Event News Video facebook graphic recording illustraTED summarize TED Ted in 10 TED in Ten twitter visualize

Bruce Gabrielle presents on “Storytelling Secrets for Boardroom Presentations”

PowerPoint Tips

Events bruce gabrielle storytellingAt the 3rd session of Outstanding Presentations Workshop , Bruce Gabrielle spoke on “Storytelling Secrets for Boardroom Presentations.”

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Remembering the Challenger, and One of History’s Greatest Speeches

Duarte Blog

Eidenmuller, in his book Great Speeches described the situation: “In addressing the American people on an event of national scope, Reagan would play the role of national eulogist. Yesterday marked 27 years since the tragic Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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Make Art, Drink Wine, Stay Inspired

Duarte Blog

Check out the video to see what keeps our inspiration afloat: Diary Event Video charity culture Drawbridge drink wine inspiration MADW make art party

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Humor Event in Las Vegas

Humor Power

The event: Monday, August 5, at 6:15 pm. Humor In Speaking humor workshop las vegas event Marty Bernstein Inside the Mind of a Humor Practitioner. Power House Pros is hosting Marty Bernstein from Oak Park, Illinois. He is the most frequent winner of Humor Power’s 120 online humor contests which draw entries worldwide. . Marty will be making a special humor presentation Monday evening, August 5, at 6:15 pm.