How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham

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On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Markham about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners. We are excited to have with us, Lori Pugh Markham from Meeting Planners International. Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the […]. The post How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Marcum

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On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Marcum about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners. We are excited to have with us, Lori Pugh Marcum from Meeting Planners International. Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the […]. The post How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Marcum appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Questions for speakers to ask meeting planners

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Following is a list of questions that speakers should ask meeting planners in getting ready to speak at an event.  What is the event theme? What is the point of the event for the audience? Who or what determines the success or failure of this event? How does the idea of my speech work for your event? Can we arrange for a signing/sales event?

Understanding What Decision Makers Want from Professional Keynote Speakers

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What Decision Makers Want from Professional Keynote Speakers Before you can understand what an event decision maker wants from you – the keynote speaker candidate – you need […]. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy Speaking Profession decision makers event planner meeting planner professional keynote speaker understanding event needs what decision makers want

5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner

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(Editor's note: Jennifer Collins is the president and owner of The Event Planning Group , one of the Washington Business Journal's top 25 meeting and event planning agencies in the Washington, D.C. A frequent speaker herself, she's organized every kind of event, from intimate to large-scale. I asked Jennifer to share her insights for speakers--perhaps the most practical advice you'll ever get--from her vantage point as a meeting planner.

Show More Courtesy for the Audience

Executive Speech Coach

The event organizers were discourteous to the attendees in several ways. Event Organizer, as a courtesy to your attendees: Post directions and/or maps to the different rooms especially the main stage. The dimmed chandeliers might be appropriate for a wedding reception but not for a business event. conference speakers meeting planner presentation mistakes presentation review

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Getting Hired to Speak: What's Their Why?

Speak and Deliver

I talked about making phone calls to meeting planners and event organizers. These Do's and Don't's apply both to talking with the planner and email communications. Meeting Planner Audience Need World Champion Toastmasters Get Booked National Speakers Association Credentials Why You CSPThe self-help industry often focuses on the question "What's Your Why?" , as in why do you want to succeed?

What Planners Want from Speakers: Top 5 Requests

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When I surveyed meeting planners a while back, I asked what speakers could do to impress them the most. Event Preparation Presentation Skills“People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” — Samuel Johnson Consider today’s message a reminder. I doubt you’ll be surprised by any of their top five requests, but I hope sharing.

Attending Special Events

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MEMBERS LOGIN Home SPEAKER SERVICES Speaker services Membership info Proposal generator Profile listing service Coaching services Video trailer ads Interview transcripts Teleclasses Online shop MEETING PLANNERS Planner services Find a speaker RESOURCES FAQs about CJ Free articles Useful links TOOLS Subscribe to eZine Search this site GENERAL INFO About us Testimonials Advertising with us Wendis blog Contact us Attending special events will increase your exposure byBette Daoust, Ph.D.

How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of How to Start Speaking at Events December 8, 2008 · Comments One day, I wasn’t a speaker at conferences, and then I was. If you’re interested in speaking at events, I have some ideas on how you might get that going. How to Start Speaking at Events Blog Your Speech - My first presentation at a conference was Content Networks are the New Blogs.

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[Podcast] eSpeakers, What have you done for me lately? With Joe Heaps

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eSpeakers started years ago as a calendar and event management tool but has since evolved as a digital hub for speakers. eSpeakers started years ago as a calendar and event management tool but has since evolved as a digital hub for speakers. 10:41 eSpeakers launched “Marketplace” to connect speakers with meeting planners. 15:50 “Meeting planners are used to be able to look online and see if you are available.”.

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Twitter Hashtags and Meeting Presentations

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Big shout-out to Doug for nailing the details on how to use Twitter and other social media before, during and after a speaker makes a presentation at a meeting. Twitter can reflect true value for any meeting, event, or education class as long as the meeting planner understands first what a hashtag represents, and second how [.].

Twitter Tips for Speakers: Before, During & After the Event

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Home Rock to the Top Events & Services Steeleworker Blog Demos About Contact RSS Feed Twitter Tips for Speakers: Before, During & After the Event by Dayna on June 26, 2009 As a professional speaker and event emcee, I am always looking for ways to expand my network with meeting planners, audience members, associations and more. Make it easy for event and meeting planners to find you. Thank the event organizers on Twitter.

A Speakers’ Bureau That Gets It When Many Don’t

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Second, meeting planners got tough.   The conference business has bounced back – part of the way – but meeting planners have a new attitude toward fees as a result of tightened times and budgets.     And once the planners realize that speakers will bargain, they’ll expect to always be able to bargain.    Third, meeting planners got canny. 

If you're a professional speaker, who is your customer?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  But over the long term, a professional speaker has to take care of at least one other 'audience' just as carefully:  the meeting planners that hire her.    Your customers are indeed the meeting planners, and you'd better treat them well.    And yet the speaker behaved badly from start to finish, making unreasonable demands of the meeting planners and complaining about everything. 

How to develop a paid speaking career

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The people who hire professional speakers – meeting planners, speaker’s bureaus, and so on – are all about risk reduction. A speaker that says something offensive, or fails to show up, or delivers a lousy performance wreaks havoc on the conference that the planner has been working on for 6 months or a year. So accept a ‘free’ speech with a good crowd promised, and get the A/V folks to give you a copy of the tape of your speech at the event.

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What’s a Speaker DVD and Why Do You Need One?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  If you want to be a paid speaker and get hired by meeting planners and through speakers bureaus, you must have a speaker DVD.    We’ll got a two-camera film crew on hand, with professional sound, good lighting, and an audience, and we’ll edit the DVD for you afterward to the specs that work best for meeting planners and speakers bureaus.  I get questions all the time from speakers and wannabe-speakers about the infamous speaker DVD. 

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Speaking of Testimonials

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These are today's gold standard, especially if you are able to get them at the event itself. The best testimonials don't just talk about how well you did, they talk about what the person got out of what you said, or what the company took home from event. It's not unusual for speakers to write their own testimonials for a meeting planner or company big-wig, and ask that person to sign-off on it, pending their own corrections and additions.

How to develop a paid public speaking career – III: Where do you find gigs?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  More and more speakers and meeting planners are doing ‘end runs’ around the speakers’ bureaus.    Some meeting planners will even ask bureaus for recommendations, and then go to the speakers’ web sites and book them directly.    If you pursue paid public speaking, some of your speaking assignments will come directly from the meeting planners, and some will come from bureaus. 

The Future of Conferences – Part Two: What are the current trends?

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  How long will it take for conferences and meetings to rebound from the financial meltdown of Fall 2008?   9/11 was a discrete event.   That seems to be the consensus in the conference world; from a low of 13% in June 2009, the number of meeting planners who think conditions ahead are favorable has only bounced back to 19% (in October, the latest figures available).   We can expect more virtual meetings in lieu of face-to-face sessions.

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How to develop a paid public speaking career – V: What you need

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  That kind of thing – brief clips of you in front of a variety of audiences, or on TV – is not much use to speakers’ bureaus and meeting planners, because they figure that everyone can be brilliant for 30 seconds at a time.    The next place a meeting planner goes after watching your DVD is to your website.    Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Books Event Planning Public Speaking Speech Writing Visual Aids Web/Tech

The Future of Conferences, Part 4 – What Would the Ideal Conference Look Like?

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  From the flight (or drive) there, to the check-in at the hotel, to your first impression of the room, to the registration desk for the event, to the first meal, to your MC or initial speaker, to the whole roster of speakers, to the breakouts, to the guy sitting next to you – it all has to go smoothly so that you have a good time and don’t write a cranky note on the evaluation form.   Meeting Planners don’t have it easy.

How to develop a paid public speaking career – VII: Those FAQs

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  At this point, self-publishing just doesn’t measure up in the eyes of the speakers bureaus and meeting planners who will be hiring you.    It’s the second place a meeting planner looks (after your DVD) to see what kind of speaker you are and how much you should be paid.    Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Books Current Affairs Event Planning Public Speaking Speech Writing The TV Interview Travel

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How to develop a paid public speaking career – IV: 3 Rules for Long-term Public Speaking Success

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

You’ve created both push and pull demand – you’ve wooed the bureaus and meeting planners and you’ve created a strong platform – and you’re getting inquiries.    The greatest fear of a meeting planner or a speaker bureau rep is that a speaker will do something stupid, disastrous, or unforgettable.    Find ways to connect with your audience before and after the event

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Using LinkedIn as a Sales Tool? Try this to build business…

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“This is like asking for a woman’s phone number ten minutes after meeting her.” If you’re a hotelier, and she is a meeting planner, make it about your city, or new tech tools, new anything – but not about your hotel! Meet in real time? A few weeks later, mention an upcoming event you’re attending. Looking for a speaker for your next sales meeting or conference? Eric Field.

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Public Words Speaker Forum 2010

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  The event will be held in conjunction with The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School , in the historic Taubman building on the Kennedy School campus in Cambridge, MA.    In a series of discussions and talks, we’ll hear from a successful speaker, marketing and content experts, a social media expert, literary agents, publishers, speakers’ bureau representatives, and meeting planners

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Public Speaking Presentations - Alcohol

Great Public Speaking

An audience that has been at a cocktail event of one hour or longer usually means you will have some boisterous audience members to deal with. When you suspect you may have a problem because of a long cocktail hour, let the meeting planner know in advance that he or she should be prepared to tell the heckler that there is a phone call waiting. This gets the person out of the room where the meeting planner can try to calm them. They had the meeting in a winery.

Public Speaking - Too Much To Drink

Great Public Speaking

An audience that has been at a cocktail event of one hour or longer usually means you will have some boisterous audience members to deal with. When you suspect you may have a problem because of a long cocktail hour, let the meeting planner know in advance that he or she should be prepared to tell the heckler that there is a phone call waiting. This gets the person out of the room where the meeting planner can try to calm them. They had the meeting in a winery.

Public Speaking: Alcohol

Great Public Speaking

An audience that has been at a cocktail event of one hour or longer usually means you will have some boisterous audience members to deal with. When you suspect you may have a problem because of a long cocktail hour, let the meeting planner know in advance that he or she should be prepared to tell the heckler that there is a phone call waiting. This gets the person out of the room where the meeting planner can try to calm them. They had the meeting in a winery.

What should Seth Godin have done? How do you respond to a last-minute change?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Seth commented on one of those, and his comment has raised an interesting question:  what do you do when you discover that the event organizer has thrown you a last-minute curve? First of all, let’s say that the event organizer had no business messing with a speaker’s mind at the last minute.  The most common curve thrown by meeting planners is the following:  “We’re running a little late, and we need you to shave 20 minutes off your presentation.” 

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The Future of Conferences, Part Three: What is a green conference?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Nick:   Tim, your recent book is all about doing well by doing good, and a part of doing good for any organization is hosting a green meeting.   Has the green revolution in meetings survived the economic downturn?   I always say that meetings are the movies of the business world.   First, they’re calculating ‘event miles’.   What companies are finding is that keeping your event miles low saves money – as well as the planet.

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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

Lots of speakers come to me because they want to start getting paid more per event (or, they just want to start getting paid, period). While every client wants an amazing speaker, what they really want is a speaker who will make them (the meeting planner, and the organization) amazing. Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days?

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Headlines from the Public Words Speaker Forum 2010

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Christine Carlson, meeting planner, on how to get invited back as a speaker:  1)  Do your homework.    Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Books Current Affairs Event Planning Public Speaking Speech Writing I’m going to do a series of blogs on what we learned from the Public Words Speaker Forum 2010.   If you attended, please add your own takeaways! 

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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

Lots of speakers come to me because they want to start getting paid more per event (or, they just want to start getting paid, period). While every client wants an amazing speaker, what they really want is a speaker who will make them (the meeting planner, and the organization) amazing. Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days?

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What Questions Should You Ask to Prepare a Speech?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

What questions should you ask a host or meeting planner when you’re preparing a speech?  What is the event theme? What is the point of the event for the audience? Who and what determine the success or failure of this event? How does the idea of my speech work for your event? Can we arrange for a signing/sales event?   Good research means a good understanding of the audience – and that means that you can connect with that audience. 

Public Speaking : THE CENTERPIECE AREA

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Whenever you are speaking at an event where food is being served at round tables, you can use the centerpiece area as part of your program. This idea could also score you some points with the meeting planner who may be able save quite a bit of money on flowers or other ornamental centerpiece items. I recently saw Dr. Shirley Garrett do this at large keynote speech. She was using juggling scarves on stage. The centerpiece of each table was draped in these scarves.

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Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

Pivotal Public Speaking

However, the event organizer or meeting planner tells you they can’t pay you. You’ve been asked to speak for an audience. Your heart sinks knowing that speaking for free will cost you in the long run.

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People Talk.Are You Listening?

Professionally Speaking...

Do you gratefully accept thanks from the event organizer without probing for more detail about whether you really hit the mark? Like the presentation in the boardroom or the remarks at the employee meeting. Since your entire focus should be on understanding and meeting the audience's needs with your presentation, the folks listening to you speak are the most critical and valuable source of feedback. THE EVENT ORGANIZER.

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Speaking With Humor: Costuming

Speak and Deliver

Is your meeting planner OK with it? Costuming isn't always humorous - sometimes it's used to create a character for serious purposes, to relive an event, to add credibility (wearing a pilot's uniform), to identify with local sports teams, or just to show individuality (Think Dennis Rodman/Lady GaGa). Practice your costuming, run it by other speakers or your speaking coach, and make sure your meeting planner is prepared for it. They say clothes make the man.

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Public Speaking: Draw More Traffic to Your Website with These Tips

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Then, you can contact the people who register later to promote your products and public speaking events. If you are just beginning and need to attract meeting planners, upload your headshot, as well as some action shots of yourself speaking to an audience. Place both low resolution and high-resolution photos on your website so meeting planners will have access to the size they require for print and web publications.

How Paul Harvey Can Help You Find Your Speaking Niche

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It is also a tremendous illustration of the wide variety of opportunity public speaking offers to those who pursue it, and clarify the difference for people looking to bring public speakers in to their event. As a meeting planner, understanding precisely what type of speaker you need will increase your chances of a successful event. Guess who's cool again? Or, perhaps for much of today's generation, cool for the first time, at least for a day or so?

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: 10 Tips to Help Position Yoursel

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Dont waste your time, energy and money on developing a niche that just isnt going to get any recognition because it isnt something that planners will be looking for! Develop an eye-catching media kit Planners get hundreds if not thousands of proposals and media kits every year. Nothing else turns away a meeting planner or organization more than an unattractive, boring, and unorganized media kit. Talk to everyone you meet.

4 Revealing Sales Questions

SpeakerSue Says...

The difference between a qualifying question(When is your next event? Where did you hold your meeting last year? Here are 4 questions that reveal that you care about your buyer’s needs and not just your numbers: •Based on my experience working with other meeting planners, it seems that the offsite events are the most challenging to manage because there seem to be more viewpoints to consider. Meetings need to accomplish so much to provide great ROI today.

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