London notebook: Lessons from speakers and speechwriters at #ESN2013

The Eloquent Woman

The view from lunch with a speaker When you say "yes" to an invitation to speak, you hope it embraces you in return, and that''s exactly what happened on my trip to London last week to give the closing keynote at the International Speechwriting Conference.

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

During one panel discussion, the speakers were set up at the back of the stage, a good 30 feet away from the audience, which probably didn't help matters. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking Engagements

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she's speaky: my upcoming speeches

The Eloquent Woman

A check of my calendar shows I'll be speaking in all sorts of places in the next month or two. Here's where you can catch me: Saturday, April 18: At the DC Science Writers Association professional development day, I'll join a panel with speakers from US News & World Report and the Washington Post to discuss social media tools for reporters and communicators. Tags: Graveline speaking engagements

Week 11: Working with program managers

The Eloquent Woman

If you're serious about public speaking, at some point you'll be working with a program manager--the person who arranges events and speakers--to get yourself on a program. Stephanie's a beginning speaker who needs to establish herself with the people who can invite her to speak, but every speaker needs a working relationship with program managers to ensure the success of a talk or presentation. Want to get speaking invitations? May I see that information before I speak?

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. When you dress for your engagement, practice sitting, standing and bending in your outfit.

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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. A common denominator at most speaking engagements is that the speaker or speakers tend to stand in front of the group.

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From the vault: A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

When you choose what to wear for a speaking engagement or presentation, what goes into your thinking? Once you get used to working your way through this checklist, you'll find yourself making smarter wardrobe choices for your speaking engagements and presentations automatically.

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Is it a speech or a presentation?

Speak Schmeak

There are a lot of words for what I do when I have a speaking engagement. I speak on panels and I give speeches. There are still more names for public speaking, but the format I enjoy the least is the "speech."

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A checklist for the speaker's wardrobe

The Eloquent Woman

I started this list with the wardrobe questions from my popular Checklist for the whole speaker (it's a free download), then added more items to make it a comprehensive checklist focused on how your wardrobe appears when you're speaking or presenting.

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Does she or doesn't she have trouble getting asked to speak at conferences?

The Eloquent Woman

"Speaking Opportunities Abound for Women Business Leaders, Finds Annual Weber Shandwick Study on Top Executive Conferences," said the press release headline. Nor is it suprising that women on the Fortune 2011 Most Powerful Women list speak at, wait for it, Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.

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testing the kindle on the lectern

The Eloquent Woman

I took the Amazon Kindle out for a test-drive in a real speaking engagement last month, when I moderated the annual media roundtable--a panel of three reporters--for Washington Women in Public Relations.

what does it take to get on the program?

The Eloquent Woman

Free Range Librarian looks at the issue in library conferences, asking whether women are less likely to pursue speaking opportunities, or whether organizers are less likely to recognize their acoomplishments? Helping others to get a speaking engagement is a favor many will be happy to return.

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How to Earn $10,000-Plus in Keynote Speaker Fees

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Many principals of professional service firms have strong speaking experience. They participate in panel discussions, put on their own workshops, or present at concurrent sessions in the industry association market. Speaking fees either are below $5,000 or are free; qualified leads are enough payment. The big leagues in professional speaking can look glamorous. Therefore, they dont care how many panel discussions or concurrent presentations youve made.

How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of How to Start Speaking at Events December 8, 2008 · Comments One day, I wasn’t a speaker at conferences, and then I was. It’s a great way to find new places to speak.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008. But if anything, I’ve done quite a bit of speaking over the past four years (see the summary on my LinkedIn public profile ), and therefore I’ve learned a few things about speaking along the way. The art of speaking is roughly 51% entertainment, 49% meaty content. Speaking is hard.

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Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech February 23, 2009 · Comments You deserve some great tools, so I’d like to share what I’ve been working on. Engage your audience.

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