Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

I have two clients who are event planners. If you've ever been to a conference, a wedding, a large fundraiser, a political rally, or a memorial service, chances are an event planner was involved. As speakers, there's a lot we can learn from event planners.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

I have two clients who are event planners. If you've ever been to a conference, a wedding, a large fundraiser, a political rally, or a memorial service, chances are an event planner was involved. As speakers, there's a lot we can learn from event planners.

Interview: Harold Lustig – Estate Planner

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Harold Lustig is the Founder and CEO of the California Estate and Elder Planning Center and Managing Member of Lustig Financial Services LLC. After the distressing experience of hearing his father saying he had outlived his assets, Lustig began a life-long journey to assist seniors increase income and protect their assets, enjoy a higher quality [.] Harold Lustig is the Founder and CEO of the California Estate and Elder Planning Center and Managing Member of Lustig Financial Services LLC.

What Planners Want from Speakers: Top 5 Requests

Succeed Speaking

When I surveyed meeting planners a while back, I asked what speakers could do to impress them the most. “People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” — Samuel Johnson Consider today’s message a reminder. I doubt you’ll be surprised by any of their top five requests, but I hope sharing. Event Preparation Presentation Skills

"The Robot Said to Invest in." - And, Those of Us Who Are Sticking with Financial Planners

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Artificial intelligence (AI) or the Robo Advisor is supposedly disrupting the traditional rite of passage of signing on with a financial planner. Yet, I entrusted  my own money, including a Roth IRA, to a financial planner.

5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner

The Eloquent Woman

I asked Jennifer to share her insights for speakers--perhaps the most practical advice you'll ever get--from her vantage point as a meeting planner. As a meeting planner, I’ve worked with a wide assortment of speakers.

Questions for speakers to ask meeting planners

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Following is a list of questions that speakers should ask meeting planners in getting ready to speak at an event.    You won't need to ask all of them all the time; the list is meant to give you a broad set of ideas.    A.    The Venue When is the speech taking place? Where? How many in the audience? What time of day? How long should the speech be? Will the audience be eating or have eaten? What is the hall like? Is there lighting?

How do you organize and structure your presentation content?

PowerPoint Tips

Olivia Mitchell recently presented in the Outstanding Presentations Workshop and recommended that everyone use a planner to organize content. You can get her e-book with the planner here.). In her presentation (and the planner), Olivia recommended answering the following questions that your audience will have about your topic: Why? Tags: Content kiva Olivia Mitchell planner

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Show More Courtesy for the Audience

Executive Speech Coach

conference speakers meeting planner presentation mistakes presentation reviewImagine that you’re attending a conference, arrived in the room early, sitting in your chair, waiting for the presentation to begin.

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How to Speak & Offend: Pt. II of IV - It's Our Job to Offend!

Speak and Deliver

A meeting planner brings them in knowing they are going to be potentially a bit controversial, and they deliver. Be fully aware of what you''re saying, how the meeting planner and their audience can be prepared to receive it, and how you can best deliver it to be true to yourself.

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Getting Hired to Speak: What's Their Why?

Speak and Deliver

I talked about making phone calls to meeting planners and event organizers. These Do's and Don't's apply both to talking with the planner and email communications. Meeting Planner Audience Need World Champion Toastmasters Get Booked National Speakers Association Credentials Why You CS

You Like Me? You Really Like Me?

Speak and Deliver

Smile Sheets' are usually provided by the event planners, and even they are moving toward online surveys following the event in order to be less intrusive and more efficient (and, Green, I suppose). Usually they are designed to benefit the planner - should they bring you back?

Want to Get Booked to Speak? Answer Five Questions Correctly to Dramatically Increase Your Odds!

Succeed Speaking

Having assisted thousands of meeting planners and working with many of the world’s best speakers since 1999, I believe it comes down to how effectively you answer FIVE questions that every prospective client is asking. It’s no secret that there are LOTS of “professional” speakers — at least 10,000 or more — bidding for speaking engagements these days. How do you stand out from the crowd?

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10 Tips on Moderating a Panel Discussion

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Rather than a rock-star presenter, who might disappoint, meeting planners are choosing to put a panel onstage and hear from multiple points of view. Have you noticed? Panel discussions are replacing keynotes and solo break-out sessions by experts at conferences. It’s a refreshingly democratic approach to conference content – safer than having all the eggs [.].

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Fresh – and Effective – Strategies for Today’s Speakers: David Newman of Do It! Marketing Interviews Shawn Ellis

Succeed Speaking

Trying to figure out what meeting planners really value in their speakers these days? And speaking of meeting planners, are they really your target audience?). Looking for some fresh ideas on how to get “in” with speakers bureaus? These are just a few of the questions and topics that David Newman, founder of Do It! Marketing, and Shawn Ellis, founder of The Speakers Group and creator of Succeed Speaking, address during this 68-minute interview. Head over to the Do It!

Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Speakers

Speaker Launcher

The process we share in this video podcast is the same one we use in the Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal. Learn more about the Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal HERE. Order the Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal on Amazon HERE.

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[Podcast] eSpeakers, What have you done for me lately? With Joe Heaps

Speaker Launcher

10:41 eSpeakers launched “Marketplace” to connect speakers with meeting planners. 15:50 “Meeting planners are used to be able to look online and see if you are available.”. 27:51 The number one thing that you need to show meeting planners is…. 29:11 The second biggest thing for meeting planners is…. eSpeakers started years ago as a calendar and event management tool but has since evolved as a digital hub for speakers.

The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Sketched the outline using my Presentation Planner. I used my normal presentation planner which I teach to all my clients. Here’s a picture of my planner – as you can see neatness was not important. Converted planner to 20 slides.

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The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Sketched the outline using my Presentation Planner. I used my normal presentation planner which I teach to all my clients. Here’s a picture of my planner – as you can see neatness was not important. Converted planner to 20 slides.

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Twitter Hashtags and Meeting Presentations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Twitter can reflect true value for any meeting, event, or education class as long as the meeting planner understands first what a hashtag represents, and second how [.]. Big shout-out to Doug for nailing the details on how to use Twitter and other social media before, during and after a speaker makes a presentation at a meeting.

Engaging your Audience in The Epic Keynote with Sarah Hilton

Speaker Launcher

This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book Bundle. Do you have the right tools to build the speaking business of your dreams? as well as a 3-part video series on […].

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). A number of people asked about using the planner for longer presentations and in particular training sessions. Design each module using a separate planner.

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The rewards of ending on time

Speak Schmeak

The third speaker took 50 minutes, despite the fact that the meeting planner came in and told her to wrap it up. The meeting planner left and the speaker finally wrapped up at noon. Meeting planner couldn’t thank me enough for not talking.

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The rewards of ending on time

Speak Schmeak

The third speaker took 50 minutes, despite the fact that the meeting planner came in and told her to wrap it up. The meeting planner left and the speaker finally wrapped up at noon. Meeting planner couldn’t thank me enough for not talking.

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Staying Ahead of Change in the Speaking Industry with Brian Palmer

Speaker Launcher

This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book & Journal Bundle. Do you have the right tools to build the speaking business of your dreams?

2018 57

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). A number of people asked about using the planner for longer presentations and in particular training sessions. Design each module using a separate planner.

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[Podcast] How to Transition from Event Speaker to Event Business Partner with Enette Pauze

Speaker Launcher

Enette talks with us about the mindset shift that speakers should make when working with event planners from an ‘event speaker’ to ‘business partner’ She explains how this can easily move you from a transactional relationship to a transformational relationship, which will have more value in the long run. “We [speakers] are in the relationship business. Learn more about the The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal.

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It’s time for some good news about your speaking business — opportunities abound in 2012

Succeed Speaking

How much money meeting planners are spending on speakers.

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Leave your audience wanting more, not less

Speak Schmeak

While scrolling through channels looking for movies to record one weekend, I found the following one-line movie descriptions: 1. French policeman hounds bread thief for life 2. Victorian orphan drifts, finds good people 3. An enslaved British doctor turns Caribbean pirate 4.

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Building your Business While Avoiding Imposter Syndrome with Nicole Jansen

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Daily Success Planner & Journal. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Daily Success Planner & Journal. If you love The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 book, you are going to love this journal! By using this journal every day, you’ll advance both your life and your career towards the lifestyle and wealth of your dreams. […].

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Using LinkedIn to Fill Your Sales Funnel with Jennifer Darling

Speaker Launcher

Do you send endless emails to lists of meeting planners and associations hoping that someone will be interested? Do you send endless emails to lists of meeting planners and associations hoping that someone will be interested? Learn more about The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal HERE. How do you fill your sales funnel?

What to do when you’re losing your audience

Speaking about Presenting

If you’re using my Presentation Planner , here’s an example of how the planner might look with the Attention Reset Buttons highlighted: What ways do you have of pushing your audience’s Attention Reset Button?

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A Peek Behind the Curtain: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Speaking Industry with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 This bundle includes The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal, plus The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book Bundle. Do you have the right tools to build the speaking business of your dreams? as well as a 3-part video series on […].

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Webinar "How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation": Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). A number of people asked about using the planner for longer presentations and in particular training sessions. Design each module using a separate planner.

2010 164

Dow Plummets, Schadenfreude Fills the Land

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Extreme happiness is riding the Metro North commuter train into Manhattan and overhearing the once-smug frantically talking with their financial planners.  Not everyone is suffering post- Dow plunge of 1000+.

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Interview: Donald Hunter

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He has been a CEO, consultant, product marketing manager, software developer, public speaker, and financial planner during the past two decades of his corporate and entrepreneurial career. He has been a CEO, consultant, product marketing manager, software developer, public speaker, and financial planner during the past two decades of his corporate and entrepreneurial career. Donald R. Hunter has been totally blind since seven due to a medication reaction to sulfa drugs.

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Interview: Donald Hunter

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He has been a CEO, consultant, product marketing manager, software developer, public speaker, and financial planner during the past two decades of his corporate and entrepreneurial career. He has been a CEO, consultant, product marketing manager, software developer, public speaker, and financial planner during the past two decades of his corporate and entrepreneurial career. Donald R. Hunter has been totally blind since seven due to a medication reaction to sulfa drugs.

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Jessica Pettitt: Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Taken

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Jessica highlighted the importance of making sure that sentence contained something unique that would cause a meeting planner to want to book us. The afternoon speaker at Saturday’s Northern California NSA Chapter meeting was our own chapter member from Eureka in the far north of California (and National NSA Board member) Jessica Pettitt, CSP. Jessica’s program challenged us to consider what differentiates us from other speakers or trainers in our niche.

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Another Rite of Passage Goes Poof: Buying That First Car (HURRAH!)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My financial planner at Edward Jones stressed keeping a solid reserve in my checking account for those repairs.  Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi told MarketWatch that his company would make owning a car 20th century. 

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What does your audience really expect of you? Guest post by Barry Potyondi

Speak Schmeak

The urban planner presenting a concept design for approval is determined to convince a city council that her redevelopment scheme will benefit the community.

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A Speakers’ Bureau That Gets It When Many Don’t

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Second, meeting planners got tough.   The conference business has bounced back – part of the way – but meeting planners have a new attitude toward fees as a result of tightened times and budgets.     And once the planners realize that speakers will bargain, they’ll expect to always be able to bargain.    Third, meeting planners got canny. 

Print on demand: Self-publishing getting started primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

With the growth in Print on Demand (POD), public speakers, seminar leaders, consultants, technical trainers, financial planners, real estate agents, lawyers, nutritionists and fitness experts, cooks and chefs, people who have lived interesting, and not so interesting, lives, are self-publishing non-fiction books like never before.

Presenting with Twitter - Free Ebook

More than PowerPoint...

Twitter is also changing the way conference planners promote and manage events. What do teachers, trainers, speakers, and conference planners need to know to keep up with these fast-breaking changes? The Twitter backchannel is changing the way speakers deliver presentations.