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. But in today’s world of long-distance travel, we often do not get to visit the venue until the day (or even a few hours) before. So what insights can speakers glean from these photographs?

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Madeleine McCann - New Development in the Case Pulling at Our Heartstrings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A source reports that there had been a group taking photographs of children on the beach. Portugal is an ideal venue for kidnapping children. The mystery is 10 years old. But because it involves a child, it continues to pull at the hearts and minds of human beings around the world. That's the abduction from a holiday apartment in Portugal of four-year-old Madeleine McCann. Her parents left her alone in there when they were dining.

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

With vendors ranging from caterers to florists to photographers to musicians to hotels to audio/visual professionals, and every other kind of service provider you can imagine, the event planner juggles personalities, schedules, budgets, and activities to create an event that seems like it just "came together." 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.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

With vendors ranging from caterers to florists to photographers to musicians to hotels to audio/visual professionals, and every other kind of service provider you can imagine, the event planner juggles personalities, schedules, budgets, and activities to create an event that seems like it just "came together." 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.

Smart self-promotion: 6 must-haves on your speaker page

The Eloquent Woman

Again, sometimes your conferences will handle this for you, and your job will be to get permission and credit the photographer on your page. A TED speaker, or a speaker who's taken the stage in impressive halls and venues? Forget "shameless self-promotion." What's smart self-promotion for a public speaker?

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The Phat Pack — A Review

Humor Power

They used a lot of family photographs, demonstrating how much more powerful it is to SHOW the audience something than to just TELL them. Watch for The Phat Pack show at a venue near you. Las Vegas. What a great place to live. The best in entertainment. Yesterday I saw the Phat Pack’s Premier Concert to a sold-out house. It was as good as anything Las Vegas has to offer. First, let me point out, The Phat Pack is not a tribute to the Rat Pack. And they’re not fat.

Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

If you’re rapidly pacing and never pick a spot to deliver your presentation from, I’m going to have a hard time making a sharp photograph of you. On the other hand, you shouldn’t make it hard on the photographers and videographers that are trying to capture your image. I can’t tell you the number of bad photographs of panels I have because some of the panelists look like they are sleeping or bored up there.

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