Presentation tips involving locations and lighting, theatres and a theme.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

The journey home wasn't great, what with long waits on a freezing platform at Clapham Junction only to find that trains were too crowded to squeeze into, then eventually boarding one where it was standing room-only all the way to Southampton - but I wouldn't have missed that talk for the world! Public Speaking Tip #462: If you are uncertain about whereabouts in a room you should speak from, ask the organisers what has worked well with others. Redhill and Reigate U3A.

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Six straightforward speeches then facing up to a problematic presentation

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Whereas the room in the Con Club in Ringwood where I had spoken the previous week was brightly-lit, the bar-room this club uses is rather less so and I had to make sure that I was speaking from a position under a light where I could see my notes (as well as being a little more visible to the audience). 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. 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

A successful presentation may lead to enquiries about speaking in other areas. 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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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.

Beyond storytelling: Create an experience

PowerPoint Tips

What if you could move from storyteller to guide, from telling your audience about your topic to leading them on a shared adventure? Lead them on a shared adventure. Embrace the technology in the room to get them involved. If your topic (and venue!)

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Rate Your Public Speaking Comfort Level

DeFinis Communications

They are often the managers who comfortably lead staff or division meetings, but when asked to speak at an all-hands meeting or at a conference, they become anxious. They have already built a substantial capacity for comfort— and there is still room to grow.

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Are you worth $40K an hour?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  And that speaker has to create the speech, rehearse it, and travel for days to hard-to-reach places in uncomfortable airplane seats to get to the venue, where she has to try to please a roomful of strangers so that the whole process can begin again.    In fact, there’s a lifetime of hard work leading up to that golden hour in the spotlight.    Most of the money – a million or two – for that conference has gone to the venue, for room and board. 

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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

When we think of public speaking, the traditional image that comes to mind is a person standing in the front of a room full of people. However, there are a variety of formats for what can be considered public speaking, such as leading a meeting, making a sales call, participating in a panel or round table discussion, or speaking to individuals at a networking event. At conference tables, on panels, and in other small venues, it can be considered awkward to stand when speaking.

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Rate Your Public Speaking Comfort Level

DeFinis Communications

They are often the managers who comfortably lead staff or division meetings, but when asked to speak at an all-hands meeting or at a conference, they become anxious. The good news for these speakers is that they already know how to be comfortable in front of one type of audience, so it’s just a matter of learning how to apply their skills to a new venue to be comfortable in every new situation they encounter.

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Stand or sit, and why does it matter?

Speak Schmeak

When we think of public speaking, the traditional image that comes to mind is a person standing in the front of a room full of people. At conference tables, on panels, and in other small venues, it can be considered awkward to stand when speaking.

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Inside Voice: Speechwriter Amélie Crosson-Gooderham

The Eloquent Woman

Another trick to make the story real for listeners in the room, if you are presenting any kind of statistics or numbers, is to express them in relation to the size to the audience or the population of the city where you are speaking.

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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? Give yourself enough lead time for special arrangements as to seating, equipment, microphones, lighting, and whatever you want to change. The Venue Beware of Boardrooms The boardroom is the worst place to present. A hotel is always better than your own board room.

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Keeping it real with Mozilla Tech Speakers: Case study

The Eloquent Woman

Many Mozilla contributors offer tech talks, workshops, and classes at venues ranging from classrooms and cafes to co-working spaces and conference centers around the world. Denise ran the room with calm and benevolent authority.

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Speakers and fees: an insiders view

Speaker Confessions

Shawn: The one thing live events have that YouTube and Twitter cannot duplicate is the energy in the room. It’s the same material, but you’re missing the energy from everyone else in the room. Seeing a speaker in a room full of other people is more stimulating at the least, and at best, you connect with other people at the event which can lead to further discussion and maybe even accountability to help you apply the lessons taught by the speaker.

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Fear Busters – 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! « The Shy.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

I’ve found that walking around the room and gentle gesticulating from time to time allows me to dissipate my nervous energy. The venue was so small. Reply khan says: February 11, 2009 at 2:44 am thanks i might only be ten but this really helps with my play i am a lead actor so i was sooo scared so thanks again. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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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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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. I'm sorry, but if you're charging over $1K for tickets, you have more than enough room for speaking fees.

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Speaking and sport

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

In July, following my talk on My Life as a Freelance Comedy Writer for Durrington WI I sat at the front of the room in the village hall while they had their business meeting. As I was clearing my props away on the stage at the venue, a VCO (now known as WI Advisors) started delivering a talk of her own, which began with asking whether any of them had considered how, for example, self-massage could lead to 'a whole new you'. Durrington Women's Institute, Wiltshire.

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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Now these notes are going digital on Twitter or via conference-provided chat rooms. But the conversation was roaring through the room via twitter. I asked questions the audience was asking, and I immediately felt the tenor of the room shift towards my favor.

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

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Tom Corbett she''d lead the department until his term ends in 2014 and then retire. Panel three: Kathleen Melville, communications coordinator for Teachers Lead Philly and teacher at Constitution High School Christine Carlson, founder, Greater Center City Neighborhoods School Coalition 3:50 p.m.

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When Applause Just Isn't Enough: How To Get More Clients From Giving Speeches

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" Many experts have given up on speaking as a lead-generating tool. MISTAKE #1: OVERSTATED CONTENT Why is speaking such an effective lead-generating tool? How you illustrate your points is the best venue to show your style. Cut the details down to only whats relevant; this will make room for your natural humor to shine through.

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 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...

Panel three: Kathleen Melville, communications coordinator for Teachers Lead Philly and teacher at Constitution High School Christine Carlson, founder, Greater Center City Neighborhoods School Coalition 3:50 p.m.

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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...

Panel three: Kathleen Melville, communications coordinator for Teachers Lead Philly and teacher at Constitution High School Christine Carlson, founder, Greater Center City Neighborhoods School Coalition 3:50 p.m.

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

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Panel three: Kathleen Melville, communications coordinator for Teachers Lead Philly and teacher at Constitution High School Christine Carlson, founder, Greater Center City Neighborhoods School Coalition 3:50 p.m.

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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”)

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These factions are rarely in the same room together, and even more rarely agree on public-education fixes. They say requiring students to pass a test will lead to increased drop-out rates. 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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Effective Emcee-ing! « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

You have to lead them in applause and appraisal. 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. but i know there are still a lot of rooms for improvement. I’ll be an emcee during national show then leads them to dance. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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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

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Governor Corbett and his legislative partisans are leading the attack. 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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Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

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A couple of the speakers that day spent all of their time talking to either the left or right side of the room and never addressed the audience. This just says to everyone in the room that you feel trapped up there. Which leads back to your first point. Ok, not holding up my part of the deal by not re-running spell check and making sure its all perfect before I post could lead to that. After all, 100-1000 people may be in the room.

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