Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

I have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off. If you've ever been to a conference, a wedding, a large fundraiser, a political rally, or a memorial service, chances are an event planner was involved. All event planners have one thing in common: No matter how complicated or difficult the planning and organization, they make the event appear seamless.

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.

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

I have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off. If you've ever been to a conference, a wedding, a large fundraiser, a political rally, or a memorial service, chances are an event planner was involved. All event planners have one thing in common: No matter how complicated or difficult the planning and organization, they make the event appear seamless.

How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Marcum

Speaker Launcher

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.

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

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.

[Podcast] How to Transition from Event Speaker to Event Business Partner with Enette Pauze

Speaker Launcher

When a company hires you to speak at an event, do you simply think of yourself as just another person they’ve hired that will appear on their stage? The post [Podcast] How to Transition from Event Speaker to Event Business Partner with Enette Pauze appeared first on Jane Atkinson. When a company hires you to speak at an event, do you simply think of yourself as just another person they’ve hired that will appear on their stage?

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5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner

The Eloquent Woman

(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.

Interview: Michelle Cullison – Event Sponsorship with Social Media

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Together with her colleagues Myra Corrello, PhD and Jennifer Ledet she presented at the 2010 National Speakers Association Convention on How Social Media Can Help You Successfully Co-Produce a Major Public Event. Together with her colleagues Myra Corrello, PhD and Jennifer Ledet she presented at the 2010 National Speakers Association Convention on How Social Media Can Help You Successfully Co-Produce a Major Public Event.

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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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.

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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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.

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? It's a great question, and can help us find our ultimate motivations.

You Like Me? You Really Like Me?

Speak and Deliver

Smile Sheets' are usually provided by the event planners, and even they are moving toward online surveys following the event in order to be less intrusive and more efficient (and, Green, I suppose). Usually they are designed to benefit the planner - should they bring you back? Meeting Planner Smile Sheets Feedback Forms Toastmasters Self Esteem Referrals Feedback National Speakers Association Audience FeedbackDo You Have Sally Fieldesque Esteem Issues?

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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. 

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

Speaker Launcher

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.”. 29:11 The second biggest thing for meeting planners is….

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Twitter Hashtags and Meeting Presentations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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 [.]. 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.

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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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. 

What Do Audiences Owe Presenters?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  All too often, conference planners just fill in the time slots in the way they always have.  Event ManagementWe expect a lot of speakers and presenters.    We want them to be witty, wise, and gnomic.    We want them to give us insights we’ve never had before.    We want them to change the world.    We expect a lot.    But what about the audiences these speakers work so hard to please?

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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.

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

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  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).   Partly because environmental awareness has become – slowly, with a long way to go – a part of business consciousness, it has become a part of the meeting planners’ world, too.

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Staying Ahead of Change in the Speaking Industry with Brian Palmer

Speaker Launcher

This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 His company was acquired by Premier on July 1st of this year and Brian’s role will focus primarily on helping event owners produce effective events. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book & Journal Bundle.

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

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  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 – 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. 

Leave your audience wanting more, not less

Speak Schmeak

Here are some examples of when speakers might need to think concisely in both speaking and writing: * When writing your bio * When creating the title of your presentation * When creating the description of your presentation for a printed or online conference program * When writing a press release * When communicating with busy event planners by e-mail * When tweeting!

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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

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

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  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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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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Why spend hundreds of thousands on dollars …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

… on a conference or convention, without making sure you have great speeches for that event? That’s the question posed by an experienced corporate event planner, who recently wrote to me: “You have established yourself as the go-to person for speechwriting — which I consider a critical skill that is shockingly overlooked. (I’m Event planners, please take note

Punch Up Your Program with Humor with Rik Roberts

Speaker Launcher

In 2008, at the request of an event planner, he began to deliver more programs with a mix of content and comedy. They say laughter is good for the soul…it’s also a great way to make your audience relax and feel more connected to you as a speaker. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome comedian Rik Roberts to share his insight on how to inject a little humor into your keynote. Rik Roberts has performed comedy full-time since 1991.

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

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  First, they’re calculating ‘event miles’.   What companies are finding is that keeping your event miles low saves money – as well as the planet.   Meeting planners are finding that this dramatically lowers costs, again. Nick:   Talk to me about the lifecycle of an event. I talked with author, speaker, and former Yahoo! executive Tim Sanders recently about the future and green conferences.

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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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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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Presenting with Twitter - Free Ebook

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Twitter is also changing the way conference planners promote and manage events. What do teachers, trainers, speakers, and conference planners need to know to keep up with these fast-breaking changes? I was absolutely blown away by how thorough, enjoyable, and helpful her book is as a guide for preparing a presentation or event. The Twitter backchannel is changing the way speakers deliver presentations.

Business Bullet Journal Guide: A Great Strategy to Max Your Productivity

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Many have described a bullet journal as a calendar, to-do list, goal setter, and planner, reminder, and organizer all in one. These are categorized by using different types of bullets for tasks, events, and notes so that they can easily be identified. A small open box will be for tasks (you can check them off as completed), a circle for events, and a dark round bullet point for notes. You can keep a running tally can be kept of tasks and events by checking things off.

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The biggest reason your new cleaning policy may not change anything and what your email really has to say to sell

SpeakerSue Says...

Yesterday, a corporate planner from a multi-national organization, and I, enjoyed a robust conversation about communicating with her leaders. Once restrictions are carefully and thoughtfully lifted allowing countries and states to go back to business, why should companies ask their associates to attend meetings and events? Planners: It is not enough to simply educate your executives about their new cleaning protocols.

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How to survive a panel

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  It's a lazy, cheap way for a conference planner to fill an hour or 90 minutes.    Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Event Planning Public Speaking Speech Writing Panels are a low form of public speaking.    But you get what you pay for in this as in other things.    Rarely does a panel provide memorable content.    The success or failure of a panel in the end all depends on the moderator. 

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How to prospect in 2019: Stop introducing yourself

SpeakerSue Says...

I am your event manager and will be …”. Reference genuine events. how they can benefit from your services (With your event just a few weeks away…). As the planner for XYX, you…. “My name is Sophie Spaniel and I am the sales manager at ….”. “I’m I’m writing to introduce myself to you. Please let me introduce myself to you. I am your new account executive for…”. Spoiler alert: This is going to be harsh.). No one cares what your name is.

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Everything Collapsed: Maintaining Appearances v. Stopping the Bleeding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what, the WSJ reports former events planner Jes Gordon chose. Her clients refused staging virtual events.  I have two kinds of clients - actually  former  clients. Their businesses collapsed at some point during COVID-19. The odds are that it will take a long time, if ever, for their industries to bounce back.    As The Wall Street Journal discusses, there are two paths those in that kind of pickle are taking.

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