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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.

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.

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?

Getting Hired to Speak: What's Their Why?

Speak and Deliver

I talked about making phone calls to meeting planners and event organizers. What do you say? What's THEIR Why? Not yet. They don't care. Maybe.

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 [.]

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. No, really, that''s the title.)

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Show More Courtesy for the Audience

Executive Speech Coach

conference speakers meeting planner presentation mistakes presentation reviewThe onus is on the speaker to keep it interesting. Start on time.

You Like Me? You Really Like Me?

Speak and Deliver

Usually they are designed to benefit the planner - should they bring you back? Do You Have Sally Fieldesque Esteem Issues? No, I did not.

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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. Rehearsed.

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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. Rehearsed.

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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. Thaler-Carter

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Why Every Wedding Planner Should Have a Blog–and You Should Too!

Content Marketing Today

I’m pretty sure that every former bride and every current wedding planner can relate to this 30 second story of a parallel wedding universe.

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. How do you stand out from the crowd? Was this helpful? Have any questions?

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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. Get to the point.

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What to do when you’re losing your audience

Speaking about Presenting

Your audience’s attention will fade over time unless you take specific steps to keep them engaged. Push your audience’s Attention Reset Button.

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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). Set the Scene. and How?

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

Speak Schmeak

Before any of us put pen to paper, we would do well to take a moment to look at things from the listener’s point of view.

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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. There were 1.8 Which topics are in highest demand. Thanks for watching! You hate spam.

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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.

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). Set the Scene. and How?

Advice for speakers and presenters - 7 ways to turn a free gig into a financial windfall

Pivotal Public Speaking

However, the event organizer or meeting planner tells you they can’t pay you. You’ve been asked to speak for an audience. Your heart sinks knowing that speaking for free will cost you in the long run. The only way you can make money if you’re speaking for free, is to sell something. You just have to.

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How Paul Harvey Can Help You Find Your Speaking Niche

Speak and Deliver

As a meeting planner, understanding precisely what type of speaker you need will increase your chances of a successful event. Does it matter?

Positioning Yourself For More Speaking Engagements

Pivotal Public Speaking

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? 12 essential Steps to Attract Your Ideal Customers. Wrong! Site map.

Silent Impact - The Speaker's Frustration

Speak and Deliver

Don't let the meeting planners keep you stuck backstage, or whisk you off for a non-essential dinner after your speech, either - you'll look like you're dissing the audience if you don't stick around. You didn't Speak Too Long - but the planners failed to plan. I know how you feel. Yes, they applauded. But, other than that, NOTHING.

Public Speaking - Too Much To Drink

Great Public Speaking

This gets the person out of the room where the meeting planner can try to calm them. The meeting planner forced her to go on.

Improve your presentations 80% in 20% of your time

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s my list of quick ways you can improve your presentations a lot: Start by scheduling the time you need to prepare, including filling out a planner, writing your script, and speaking it out. Storyboard your slides, based on your planner. What 20% of your time spent on presentations contributes to 80% of your results?

What Do Audiences Owe Presenters?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  All too often, conference planners just fill in the time slots in the way they always have.  We expect a lot of speakers and presenters.    We want them to be witty, wise, and gnomic.    We want them to give us insights we’ve never had before.    We want them to change the world. 

Six customer service tips for speakers

Speak Schmeak

Remember these tips when you're preparing to meet your customers -- your host, your organizer, your event planner, and your audience. Period.

Different types of “W” leads

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A blind lead is a summary lead that leaves out potentially confusing detail(s), as in this example: Lead : The state’s land-use planning agency on Friday chose a former city planner from New York to be its new director. In a previous post , we looked at the W5 lead. There are times when they do not use all the W5 points they find. Wrap Lead.

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My effort to reform the panel discussion, starting with the moderator

The Eloquent Woman

I know a lot of people who could use this e-book, whether as moderators themselves or even just planners of good conversations. awesome. ebook

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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. Jessica’s program challenged us to consider what differentiates us from other speakers or trainers in our niche. There were precious few of us who could be easily identified.

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: 10 Tips to Help Position Yoursel

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Develop an eye-catching media kit Planners get hundreds if not thousands of proposals and media kits every year. Be PERSISTENT! and more!

How to Speak & Offend: Part I

Speak and Deliver

I get questions , every now and again. Today I''ll tackle a recent favorite: "How do I avoid offending my audience?" I recently spoke in Toronto.

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Public Speaking Presentations - Alcohol

Great Public Speaking

When you suspect you may have a problem because of a long cocktail hour, let the meeting planner know in advance that he or she should be prepared to tell the heckler that there is a phone call waiting. This gets the person out of the room where the meeting planner can try to calm them. The meeting planner forced her to go on.

What Questions Are you Answering?

Speak and Deliver

My three-year-old daughter Brooklyn brought this to me today with a simple statement: "I drew this for you." B: It's a house me: Who lives there?

Speakers: It’s About Time (and How to Manage It)

Manner of Speaking

Before starting, it is always a good idea (as well as polite) to reconfirm your speaking time with your host or the event planner. A while back, I wrote a post about why speakers should stay on time when giving a speech or presentation, and how failing to do so is a sign of disrespect. So I thought that I would revisit the issue.

7 Public Speaking Social Media Strategies

Speak and Deliver

Is Facebook Public Speaking? How about Twitter, Linked In, and all the other Social Media platforms that exist today? And I mean ALL of them? Or is it?

Speaker Launch Toward Success - A Case Study from Maureen Zappala

Speak and Deliver

The meeting planner got a free speaker. What does a journey like that look like? What does it feel like? I’m not a marketer. I’m a speaker.”

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Are You Walking the Green Mile?

Speak and Deliver

It can be the loneliest walk of your life. You're tense, anxious, and focused on the first words you want to say. Introductions Public Speaking

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.