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. And at the event last night, there were about 20 people present, seated at four tables placed in the front third of the room.

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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. And at the event last night, there were about 20 people present, seated at four tables placed in the front third of the room.

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Trusting Yourself! Ted Talks, Comedy Clubs and Other Scary Venues with Thom Singer

Speaker Launcher

Want to earn higher fees, book business at leading industry events and set your business up to scale? Ted Talks, Comedy Clubs and Other Scary Venues with Thom Singer appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Want to earn higher fees, book business at leading industry events and set your business up to scale? Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind.

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Strange speaking venues part 2

Speaker Confessions

Redfin recently hosted a free event called The Naked Truth , for tech entrepreneurs. The event was held at the normally very cool Seattle Sculpture Park. Tags: Uncategorized venues / rooms The problem is the amphitheater on the grounds creates some odd problems for public speaking. They put the stage almost 30 feet from the front row. Even with good seats it’s a row of hard to see talking heads, sitting in the shade, while the audience is in the sun.

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Professional Speaker Event

Humor Power

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. Become a Professional Speaker. Achieve your Accredited Speaker Designation. This program will be presented by your Toastmasters Accredited Speakers. For more information. Presentation Skills accredited speaker become professional speaker

Presentations in Non-Hotel Venues

Great Public Speaking

When you are speaking at an event that is NOT in a hotel setting, you must pay particular attention to making sure you have everything you need to make a smooth event. Lunch *Cups *Napkins *Pens *Pencils *Microphone and sound system *Adapters *Signage *Copies Add to the above list any items particular to your event that the hotel usually supplies.

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Presentation Skills: Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post- Traumatic Venue Disorder. 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? I would call this a lousy venue, wouldn't you? What I want to get through to you is that bad venues will happen.

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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.

Public Speaking : Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post-Traumatic Venue Disorder. 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? I would call this a lousy venue, wouldn't you? What I want to get through to you is that bad venues will happen.

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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.

Take charge of your event

Speak Schmeak

I've mentioned checking your venue in advance, for one thing. Ideally, you have already asked for certain features when you booked the speaking engagement, but checking the venue also brings issues to the forefront that you couldn't anticipate. 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. But what happens if there's something wrong with the room that needs to be fixed?

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

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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Toastmasters Saturday: The New Year That Almost Wasn't

Speak and Deliver

Smart phones out, we started looking for alternate venues. One of our member just leased a meeting facility for weddings and events - but the heater was on the fritz. What are YOUR venue horror stories, and how have you solved them - or not? Closed Venue Oficer Meetings Proactive Scheduling Sergeant At Arms Toastmasters As I drove up to the auto dealership our club meets at last night, it was eerily quiet. and locked.

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

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

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.

Two Peter Block workshops you should attend

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

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. Tags: Events peter block Workshops Flawless Consulting workshop with Peter Block and Symphonia Leadership Development. Flawless Consulting” is often called ‘The Consultant’s Bible’.

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. I was struck by the fact that, despite being such a small place, the Woodfalls area actually has at least three different venues where groups can meet. Always make doubly sure that you know where the event is being held. Ringwood Tuesday Club.

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

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Public Speaking Tip #478: You might be surprised at how far some audience members will travel to an event. 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!). Public Speaking Tip #482: Tailored local references in presentations can also include somewhere nearby that you passed through on the way, not just the location of the venue itself. The Civil Service Pensioners Alliance, Bournemouth and District Group.

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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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Africa Rising

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Venue: Market Hall, GrandWest. . Venue: Vodadome, Vodaworld. Tags: Events Leadership & Management Africa Rising Symphonia Vijay Mahajan Professor Vijay Mahajan (author of “Africa Rising”) will be in South Africa in June for the World Economic Forum and he has agreed to do 2 business briefings. CAPE TOWN. Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2009. Time: 08:30 - 11:00. Registration: 07:30. Investment: R 950.00 + VAT. Early Bird: R 750.00 + VAT. JOHANNESBURG.

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3 Presentation Lessons from Comic-Con 2012

Duarte Blog

So, when my fellow content developer, the extraordinary Doug Neff , invited a few of us down to San Diego for the event , I went mainly for the others in the group who were definitely big fans. And nobody knows this last audience better than the people who dress up as their favorite characters and parade around the venue. One of my favorite things was the experiential marketing done by the upcoming television event, Coma. First of all, let me come clean.

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slide:ology Roadshow: Boston Edition

Duarte Blog

Check out a photo of the venue below. Tags: Event boston roadshow slide:ology The slide:ology workshop series is hittin’ the road, and heading to Boston! So if you’re an East Coaster who hasn’t been able to travel to attend our workshop, now’s your chance. And remember, as with all our workshops, we’re keeping class size small to maintain maximum intimacy, so hurry & snag a spot! photo by flickr user brentdanley. About the slide:ology workshop.

Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

Not even the travel chaos caused by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland could stop them from hosting a terrific event. 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.

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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. but you ask your professional women speakers—the reason people even come to your event—to pay their own travel; cover all their costs of being away from home and office; take the time to prepare and practice a high-quality, engaging, entertaining, professional-level presentation customized to your group; and speak for FREE? (Do

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Maureen Anderson, Steve Farber, and the Public Words Speaker Forum 2010

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Here’s Steve speaking recently at a massive venue in Vegas: [link].    Maureen blogs about the Public Words Speaker Forum , and Steve will be the keynote speaker at our June 11-12 event, giving you two reasons to put it on your calendar.    Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Books Current Affairs Event Planning Non-verbal Communication Public Speaking Speech Writing The Radio Interview

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How to get a standing ovation

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  This is not an anecdote about your trip to the venue, or a story about your kids.    Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Event Planning Non-verbal Communication Public Speaking Speech Writing You know you want one – a standing ovation.    Speakers don’t like to admit that they’re so needy, but let’s be honest. 

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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.    The Venue When is the speech taking place? 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?

Why is most public speaking so awful?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Beyond soulless venues and Death by Power Point, speakers make the same four mistakes over and over again, continuing the sorry state of the art. Tags: Audience-Centered Speaking Authenticity Event Planning Non-verbal Communication Public Speaking Rehearsal Speech Writing Storytelling Visual Aids Why is most public speaking so awful?

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Use the Power of Practice to Build Your Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

During the 200 meter butterfly, his strongest event, his goggles filled with water. When you practice in a variety of venues and ways, the key skills you want to improve will become more natural and a part of who you are. The psychologist and philosopher William James famously wrote: “99% of our activity is purely automatic; all of our life is nothing but a mass of habits.”

Presentation on Resilience: Friday, Oct 4, 6:00pm (Hyatt Regency Osaka)

Presentation Zen

This event is exclusively for members and for their invited guests. This is not a public event, but if you will be in Osaka next week, you may be interested in attending. 360 degree visuals Yesterday I checked out the venue down by the bay at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Osaka Hotel. Next Friday (October 4) I will be presenting for the ACCJ (American Chamber of Commerce Japan) at the Hyatt Regency Osaka.

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Speakers: dress the part

Speak Schmeak

It all depends on the audience, the venue, the topic, your personal style, your message and the image you want to convey. However, within these parameters, dressing appropriately for different audiences and events is not unimportant. On the schedule of events, we saw this description of one of the musical groups, Django Shmango: "A journey back into a Paris nightclub of the 30s." Both looks were equally appropriate for the event.

2013 175

A Public Speaker’s Checklist (Addendum)

Manner of Speaking

Confirmation as to whether there will be other events going on in adjacent rooms and, if so, details of the events. If there is a problem with the equipment at the venue, it might be possible to run the presentation from the email attachment. The response to my recent post, A Public Speaker’s Checklist , has been great. Comments have been pouring in on Twitter , LinkedIn , email and this blog.

Let Your Public Speaking Skills Age Like Fine Wine

DeFinis Communications

That’s precisely the opportunity afforded to my client David Amadia, VP of Sales for Ridge Vineyards, when he attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival last month and participated in their “Meet Your Match” event. But he also savored the unique opportunity to consciously practice his public speaking skills over and over in a relaxed venue as he gained experience, skill, and control with each new group.

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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

Presenting at an Awards Ceremony

Professionally Speaking...

Not surprising to anyone familiar with Vital Voices, this event had none of those. Here's what worked to make the two hour event move seamlessly: 1. Field comes across as extremely personable and although they were both clearly scripted, their dialogue and repartee engaged the audience and made it seem like you were in a much more intimate venue than the 2350 seat Opera Hall at the Kennedy Center. For this event, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the first speaker.

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Let Your Public Speaking Skills Age Like Fine Wine

DeFinis Communications

That’s precisely the opportunity afforded to my client David Amadia, VP of Sales for Ridge Vineyards, when he attended the Vancouver International Wine Festival last month and participated in their “Meet Your Match” event. But he also savored the unique opportunity to consciously practice his public speaking skills over and over in a relaxed venue as he gained experience, skill, and control with each new group.

2013 133

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. And by the way, unexpected events might still happen ! But the more you prepare, the calmer and more relaxed you'll be and the better you'll be able to handle those unexpected events. Here's a quick example of what I'm talking about when I harp on preparation over and over again.

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What Questions Should You Ask to Prepare a Speech?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Basically, you need to know about 3 things besides your area of expertise:  the venue , the audienc e, and the speech itself – how it needs to be tailored.    The Venue When is the speech taking place? 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?

Give Live Speeches Around the World from Your Computer

Pivotal Public Speaking

Or, there’s been a major event that makes traveling to the meeting venue impossible. Yet you still added lots of value to their event. the ins and outs of the technology needed on your end and at the venue. • Your client really wants you to present at their managers’ meeting of 500 but they have no funds for your travel. Or, you have a heavy speaking schedule and a favorite client asks you to present for 30 minutes at their executive retreat.

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When you have to submit slides early.

Speak Schmeak

Many of us speak for events where we are required to turn in our PowerPoint slides ridiculously early. Ideally I'm at the venue early enough where I can enact a quick switcheroo of my slides before I begin. 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. What do I mean by ridiculously early?

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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

Before the Event. Make sure that the technician remains at the venue in case problems arise. Send the interpreters documentation well in advance of the event. During the Event. If you follow the tips above and go into the event with the right attitude, the experience can be rewarding on many levels. Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003.

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Every presentation is an opportunity to start fresh

Speak Schmeak

Every presentation is a free-standing event. It's a new day, a new audience, a new venue, a new take on your topic. How many of you avoid speaking? And how many of you avoid speaking because of something that happened in the past that you perceive as negative? A lot of you have built up fears about speaking based on imaginary worst-case scenarios. Here's a blog post for you.

2012 158

The Perfect Gift: Allowing Human Beings to Share Their Failures

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The perfect gift will be this: You give them the venue to share their experiences with failure. That could be at the company seasons greeting special event, a private lunch at a cool restaurant, or drinks at the last remaining neighborhood bars.  No need to get frantic about holiday shopping. Especially for colleagues and subordinates. 

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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). Cost: No cost (the event is sponsored by Symphonia for South Africa, an organisation dedicated to strengthening the fabric of South African society). Please see the email below that I received from my friend Louise at Symphonia. Dear Craig.