THOUGHTS ON A CONFERENCE

Professionally Speaking...

The days were chocked full of interesting sessions, interesting people and interesting observations. . There were hashtags set up for the conference (#astd09) and for the local chapter (#metrodcastd) and there was a steady stream of tweets sharing session information, impressions, questions and meet up details. He projected the live Twitter stream during his session. Yours truly was his assistant/scribe during the session.

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A day of top notch training for presenters

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

You can register for just that one day and have a choice of great educational sessions to attend. Here are some highlights for that day (the theme for the year and the convention is NSA Rocks, so the session titles reflect the theme). The morning general session will feature Steve Forbes. In the morning concurrent time slot, here are some sessions you’ll want to consider: I am presenting a session titled “PowerPoint That Rocks!

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From Free to Fee The Consultant's Guide to Becoming a Paid Speaker

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);} else {document.write( );}return true;}LoadMenus(); NAME E-MAIL ZIP CODE Resources Articles Events Online Tutorial FAQs Links Article: From Free to Fee The Consultants Guide to Becoming a Paid Speaker Published by IMC Times Magazine, July/August 1999 issue By Vickie Sullivan You’ve been giving concurrent session programs for years at state and national association events. But familiarity can also be an obstacle if your clients sees you as a teacher/trainer only.

Toastmasters Friday the 13th: PR Ideas That Never Die

Speak and Deliver

They brought back local golden boy and 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking Ed Tate to keynote the event, as well as offer a general session workshop. After the workshop, they held another round of educational sessions, on everything from Leadership opportunities with TM to livening up your Competent Communicator manual to connecting with your audience. With the recent rebranding, the PR session was an obvious choice. If Jason can survive, so can your club.

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From Free to Fee: How Experts Get Paid to Speak

Pivotal Public Speaking

You’re already on the speaker’s circuit, using concurrent session programs at industry events as marketing opportunities. But familiarity can also be an obstacle if your clients see you as a teacher or trainer. If you still want association gigs, ditch the concurrent sessions and go for the keynote slots with state and regional associations. National associations request general topics that discuss trends or allow their members to feel good about their roles.

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