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  But over the long term, a professional speaker has to take care of at least one other 'audience' just as carefully:  the meeting planners that hire her.    Your customers are indeed the meeting planners, and you'd better treat them well.    And yet the speaker behaved badly from start to finish, making unreasonable demands of the meeting planners and complaining about everything. 

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Susan Speakwell My Street Address -My City, NE, 12345 Phone: 123 456 7890 |Cellular: 123 456 7890 Fax: 123 456 7890 |Email: susan@susanspeakwell.com Web: www.susanspeakwell.com February 8th, 2005 Karen Sharp Chief Meeting Planner SPEAK TO ME, INC. I can imagine that as a meeting planner at Speak to Me, Inc, one of your principal fears when booking public speakers must be to have them cancel on you at the last minute or even worse no show.

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: 10 Tips to Help Position Yoursel

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Dont waste your time, energy and money on developing a niche that just isnt going to get any recognition because it isnt something that planners will be looking for! Develop an eye-catching media kit Planners get hundreds if not thousands of proposals and media kits every year. Nothing else turns away a meeting planner or organization more than an unattractive, boring, and unorganized media kit. Talk to everyone you meet.

Our top 10 public speaking tips for January

The Eloquent Woman

5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner reminds you not to overlook this useful source of information before your next gig. Meeting planner Jennifer Collins shared her insider perspective in this well-read guest post, covering everything from the backdrops to your content. Davos forum to set quota for women at meeting looked at a new gender diversity policy for the high-level, expensive-to-attend Switzerland gathering of the World Economic Forum.

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Positioning Yourself For More Speaking Engagements

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Can you imagine the response of a meeting planner if the author of the best-selling “how to&# book actually picked up the phone and called the CEO of an organization to suggest a way in which she/he can solve at least three of the organization’s five challenges? No matter how many different formats I use to communicate this information, these 12 Positioning Steps are critical to meeting planners taking you seriously. Privacy policy.

Charli Jane Speaker Services: What It Takes To Get Noticed By

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Relationships rule: Although there are many ways to get a planner to take notice of you, I want to focus on only one and the most important which are relationships. If you can honestly build and nurture your relationships with planners then your way ahead of the pack and I mean nurture in a good way, there is no such thing as phony relationship building (not that I know of anyway). Meeting planners are very keen on when theyre being played and yes it does happen.

Charli Jane Speaker Services - producing a demo video

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Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more! Back to top Bookmark page | Recommend us | Policies & terms | Contact us  Copyright 2003-2008 Charli Jane Speaker Services | Web design by eMatti

Charl iJane Speaker Services How to get bookings

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Speaking with Value

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Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more! Back to top Bookmark page | Recommend us | Policies & terms | Contact us  Copyright 2003-2008 Charli Jane Speaker Services | Web design by eMatti.

Charli Jane Speaker Services: What is a Landing Page

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Charli Jane Speaker Services - how to create a media kit

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Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more! Back to top Bookmark page | Recommend us | Policies & terms | Contact us  Copyright 2003-2008 Charli Jane Speaker Services | Web design by eMatti

Attending Special Events

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MEMBERS LOGIN Home SPEAKER SERVICES Speaker services Membership info Proposal generator Profile listing service Coaching services Video trailer ads Interview transcripts Teleclasses Online shop MEETING PLANNERS Planner services Find a speaker RESOURCES FAQs about CJ Free articles Useful links TOOLS Subscribe to eZine Search this site GENERAL INFO About us Testimonials Advertising with us Wendis blog Contact us Attending special events will increase your exposure byBette Daoust, Ph.D.

Effective public speaking: audience contact

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Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more! Back to top Bookmark page | Recommend us | Policies & terms | Contact us  Copyright 2003-2008 Charli Jane Speaker Services | Web design by eMatti

Get to the point

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20 Tips for new Professional Rising Star Speakers

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Treat your role as a mentee very seriously  for more tips on mentoring go to [link] Create a mastermind group  find 3-4 other speakers to meet each month - brainstorm ideas, provide tips and encourage each other. Dont be scared to ask for their help, opinions, and biggest learnings and just meet with them. Attend all National Speakers Association (NSA) meetings  make this a priority in your month.

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: Speakers increase your credibility

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Speaking Business

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The symposiums senior event planner, along with the convention centers senior event manager, both recent CMP designation recipients as awarded through our meeting partner alliance, Meeting Professional International, brainstormed the theme for the February 12 date, and created Heart of A Woman. Two of the first books out of the shipment were presented to the meeting planners  they loved it!

Press Releases

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The profitable world of self-publishing

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The Self Publishing Deception

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: 5 Ways You Benefit When Speaking

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: Does Your Website Have A Purpose

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Charli Jane Speaker Services - how to define your niche

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: Media Release + Fax Machine = Tr

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Charli Jane Speaker Services - speaker representation

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Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more! Back to top Bookmark page | Recommend us | Policies & terms | Contact us  Copyright 2003-2008 Charli Jane Speaker Services | Web design by eMatti

Seven Simple Strategies To Increase Visibility

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7 Speaking Trends -- How to Make a Powerful Presentation

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Ten Tips for Launching Your Public Speaking Career

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Credibility: 15 Facets to speaking professionalism

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Be a writing whiz: market your articles

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Apply Two Killer Presentation Truths to Boost Your Delivery, Credibility, and Image

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Do you waltz or polka for your audience?

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Free Book Publicity

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How authors can endure the promotional process

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Cruise jobs: 5 tips for getting hired

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Keynoting an artform unto itself

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Keynoters are hired to: Set the stage for a meeting - and build attendance with their name recognition (or a powerful subject) if it is an association or public event Wow the audience with insight, wisdom, humor and direct application to their challenges Make them laugh. Name: Email: FREE Speak-to-Me eZine for Speakers & Meeting Planners Includes great tips, Speaker of the month profile, and much more!

Increase Book Exposure Through Author Speaking Engagements

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How to get zero cost publicity for your business

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Wendi McNeill: As A Public Speaker Do You Twit?

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Public Speakers Do You Have A Strong Platform

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The Beginning Public Speaker: Some of the basics of getting started

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You only want to start with a simple online presence to direct planners and media professionals to your website to learn more about you AND you want to collect names for your mailing list which will become one of your most valuable assets in your business in the very near future. This is one of my best marketing tools that I have not only for speakers but for meeting planners as well. MEMBERS LOGIN Home SPEAKER SERVICES Speaker Services Get Found Now!

Expressing your uniqueness in print

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Just 20 years ago, speakers used elaborate glossy brochures, and meeting professionals took the time to read them. " Today, those brochures have a shorter shelf-life, topics change frequently, and require less reading time by our meeting professionals. " If meeting professionals dont know who you are and what you offer, how can they book you?

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Productive networking during the holiday season for speakers

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You simply cant attend every activity at this time of year and still run your business and meet your business goals. Meet a friend  many people want to catch up with you during the holiday season, ask them to join you at a networking function or speaking event, this way you can enjoy their company, meet new connections and make the most of the this busy time of year.