Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

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. The room is wide and deep.

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Visited by Captain Chaos? Resistance is futile

The Presenter's Blog

The venue could have a sub-optimal or non-negotiable room layout. At the same time though, when the circumstances around you unexpectedly change and Captain Chaos flies across the room, be ready to embrace your own inner Captain Chaos and improvise like a pro. S**t happens.

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

Presentation Zen

360 degree visuals Yesterday I checked out the venue down by the bay at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Osaka Hotel. The hotel is fantastic and the presentation room is quite special.The room will have a view of the gardens during dinner which are illuminated at night.

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

Make the best use of the venue. Granted, event planners frequently get to choose their own venue, while speakers are mostly expected to go where the client tells us to go. How big is the room? Your room will be next to a loud construction site.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

Make the best use of the venue. Granted, event planners frequently get to choose their own venue, while speakers are mostly expected to go where the client tells us to go. How big is the room? Your room will be next to a loud construction site.

“‘AIG effect’ sending meetings to Motown”

SpeakerSue Says...

One way to start the healing is to stop thinking that cities, venues and hotels that offer fun, excitement and an environment that encourages learning during the day and networking at night is somehow not “opting for intense business discussions rather that golf excursions and extravagant parties.&# Meetings have never been limited to just meeting rooms. Tags: Selling Skills economy hotels recession sales training

Superior Presentations 66: Start Your Presentation on Time

Executive Speech Coach

If your meeting is in a conference center or hotel, ensure that there are clear directions from the main entrances to your meeting room. Check with the venue staff. Check the room and test your equipment Visit the presentation room before anyone arrives. Get into the room and get comfortable with it. At least plan to arrive one hour before the program begins so you can get into the empty room.

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Speaking When You Aren't In The Mood

Speak and Deliver

Be careful where you yawp (your room, your car, or the venue roof will work in a pinch), and don't strain your voice, but this can be a great pressure release. or you'll find yourself paying 500% markups in the hotel gift shops.

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Sales Mastery: Why, why, is really important…

SpeakerSue Says...

So when you tell your customers (or me) that you’ve spent X amount renovating , it doesn’t tell me that the project, venue or hotel is any good. hotel, property, project, venue help your customers? Will the beautiful, comfortable new rooms offer a welcome retreat and a great night’s sleep to help them be more productive the next day?

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Sadly, the Grange Hotel in Southbourne, where I had spoken to this club and various others on numerous occasions has been demolished but Boscombe and Southbourne Probus has found a good repacement meeting place, the Liston Hotel in Boscombe, another venue where I have spoken in the past. Staines and District Probus Club In early July I set off for Staines to speak about My Life as a Freelance Comedy writer to the men's Probus Club who meet at the Boleyn Hotel.

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Power Presentations: The Environment

Executive Speech Coach

To do a truly great job, it is very important that you be familiar with your presentation room in advance. Will you be in a board room at head office or a district branch? At a hotel, a college, or a conference centre? The Venue Beware of Boardrooms The boardroom is the worst place to present. A hotel is always better than your own board room. Pick a hotel that is close to main highways and the airport.

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Are your site inspections losing the business?

SpeakerSue Says...

Are we the only hotel you’re considering? At this point, determining the best wedding venue is most important. “I’m sorry but this room is set for a meeting so you may not be able to envision your wedding but believe me, it’s really beautiful,” doesn’t cut it. One sales person told us that if we choose her venue, we can feel confident because we get her.

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when you're a frequent speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Ask ahead: Even if the city isn't strange to you, ask your hosts to fork over details on the venue, the crowd, the registration numbers and even a good restaurant recommendation for dinner afterward. Invest in a foot massage for 30 minutes at your hotel.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 1

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

This was held at the Hermitage Hotel, a super venue which I have sometimes used for meetings with scriptwriting clients. This can give you some very useful insights concerning the nature of the audience, aspects of the venue plus, of course, what content to include. This was actually easier than my previous talk to this group at the same venue in October 2005 when the percussion of continuous heavy rain on its glass roof seemed to cause almost as much hilarity as my talk!

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

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Find some interesting facts about the city, the venue, the organization and pass those along. Follow up with a tweet or two about what you learned from the conference and how much you enjoyed yourself, the city, the venue, the people you met, the hotel, etc.

The best-laid public speaking plans can actually work very well!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

The following Monday I delivered the same talk at an afternoon engagement for Haslemere U3A at a lovely old venue, Haslemere Hall. In a blog post years ago I wrote about how an unfortunate experience with accommodation after I spoke at a festival had put me off the idea of ever staying anywhere other than a hotel after an engagement. Salisbury U3A. On 4 January I spoke about Patrick 'Call My Bluff' Campbell for the Salisbury and District U3A at the city's Salavation Army Hall.

The Art of Butts in Chairs | chrisbrogan.com

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Be empowering - My goal with building events is to put the right people together in a room. Great speakers, great content, great venue, great networking - all may still be in place. The venue has to be in a good location, easy to get to and comfortable.

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Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

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If 200 people are in a room and you speak for a half hour, you are taking up 100 hours of people’s time. You should plan to arrive at the venue with plenty of time to spare and go to the room at least one hour prior to when you go on. You may need to arrive much earlier if there are sessions before yours because you will want to set up and test your equipment and stand on the stage to get a feel of the room. I wear it on the plane and in the hotel.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

Speaking Of...

Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Chester Upland starts new year with two schools saved from chopping block By JOHN KOPP jkopp@delcotimes.com @DT_JohnKopp September 04, 2013 Superintendent Gregory Shannon and administrators from the Chester Upland School District went out into the community all summer, urging parents to enroll their children in district schools.

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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It is sometimes difficult to get good quality of a speech in front of an audience, and what's good for a room might not make for good web presence. For my upcoming show I have a speaker who will attend and I agreed to pay the way, all food hotel and flight expenses.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. There was almost $227 million in the PA budget’s Charter Reimbursement line before it was zeroed out. Zero, zip, zilch….

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 10, 2013: Supt. Hite: “We cannot allow the city, the state, the School District, or anybody else to think that this is normal”

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 9, 2013: Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013: Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 13, 2013: Forbes: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City (using “other people’s money”)

Speaking Of...

These factions are rarely in the same room together, and even more rarely agree on public-education fixes. Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19.

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The Art of Observational Humor

Humor Power

As I was being introduced to present my evaluation, someone opened a door in the back of the meeting room. We couldn’t see what was causing the beeping because a temporary room-divider curtain blocked our view of the door. This happened exactly as the Toastmaster said, “And our next evaluator contestant is John Kinde.&# By the time I reached the speaking platform, someone had closed the door in the back of the room. Ask for a non-smoking room.&#.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

Speaking Of...

Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Effective Emcee-ing! « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

B e Early – Reach the event venue before the first guest arrive so that logistical and technical (ie: microphone tests and the sound system) matters can be ironed out. I usually work as an emcee for Christmas and New Year’s Party in hotels here in Phuket Thailand. but i know there are still a lot of rooms for improvement. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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