How Paul Harvey Can Help You Find Your Speaking Niche

Speak and Deliver

Growing up in Iowa, Paul Harvey was on the radio twice a day, once in the morning, once at night, always speaking in his authoritative yet soothing, reassuring bass tones, first about general news of the day, then launching into one inspiring or ironic anecdote or another. 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?

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Sex and Humor in Speeches – where’s the line?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  I’ve heard many stories of speakers that told jokes the audience laughed at – and then had to deal with the complaints from the meeting planner because some person or persons in the audience was offended.    Humor doesn’t travel well, so if you’re determined to use jokes, then do your research in advance, and make sure that your great line about rednecks will play as well in Iowa as it does in NYC. 

2011 59

Who's on First:Selling Your Programs to Education Committees

With the exception of sales meetings and incentive programs, vendors for customer service, TQM, CQI and other kinds of training are now being selected by education committees. (An In the past, the committees would decide the theme or topics and meeting planners would present a slate of recommended speakers. Association meetings are more competitive than ever, with pressure from declining pools of members because of downsizing as well as more meetings from outside sources.