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

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.

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3 Keys to Getting Your Day on Track Even When It Is Going Off the Rails

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy changing your mindset creating success daily planner getting your day on trackLast week I had a big “ah ha” moment! On Tuesday it was about mid-morning, and I could feel my day starting to circle the drain. Things were not going my way. My inbox was overflowing thanks to a technical glitch that sent every email I deleted or filed away back into my inbox. I […].

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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?

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

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

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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"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.

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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.

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?

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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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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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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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[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.

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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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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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.

[Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 1)

Speaker Launcher

Learn more about the The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal. Do you wonder what the journey to a million dollar speaking business looks like and what it takes to achieve? In this week’s podcast, we are joined by professional speaker Ryan Estis, who does about 80 live events per year and has a $1M as a speaking business, to learn just that! In 2009, Ryan […].

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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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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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[Podcast] Marketing Strategies to Book More Business with Carolyn Crummey

Speaker Launcher

Learn more about the Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Journal and Planner here. I think one thing anyone reading this article can agree on is that developing effective marketing strategies for your speaking business is essential for finding and securing new prospects and clients. So, let me ask you this: Do you have effective marketing strategies in place and are they doing what you want them to do? […].

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). A number of people asked about using the planner for longer presentations and in particular training sessions. Design each module using a separate planner.

[Podcast] 15 Marketing Initiatives to Book More Business

Speaker Launcher

Learn more about the Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Journal and Planner here. I recently received an email from Betsy Allen that asked a question about marketing initiatives that I get all the time: “What income generating marketing activities should I be doing on a daily basis to get more speaking business?” ” In episode #61 of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, I’m answering this question and sharing 15 Marketing […].

[Podcast] The Journey to A Million Dollar Speaking Business with Ryan Estis (Part 2)

Speaker Launcher

Learn more about the The Wealthy Speaker Daily Success Planner and Journal. Today we are continuing our conversation with Ryan Estis about his journey to a million dollar speaking business. If you didn’t catch Part I of this podcast…stop right now and click here to listen before you go any further. While this podcast is jam packed with more valuable information, we just don’t want you to miss […].

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. You think of all the expenses you’ll incur gas, parking, photocopying materials, babysitter and speaking for free means you won’t be reimbursed for these incidental costs.Although a free gig can eat into your bottom line, you don’t need to refuse it altogether.

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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. Guess who's cool again? Or, perhaps for much of today's generation, cool for the first time, at least for a day or so?

Famous Speech Friday: Theresa May's interrupted speech

The Eloquent Woman

Her supposed imminent resignation had to be denied throughout the day as coup-planners and rivals emerged with biting comments.

Book Marketing Made Simple – A Review

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Finally, I liked the fact that Karen had included links to her website where I could download free resources such as various worksheets and a very useful book marketing planner. Having published by first book The Presenters Edge, back in December 2016 and, having made loads of book marketing mistakes along the way, I was keen to read Karen Williams Book Marketing Made Simple.

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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. I encouraged speakers to finish on time or, if possible, before their allotted time is up. In recent months, a few presentations that I attended ran over time (in one case, significantly over time).

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? No matter how many different formats I use to communicate this information, these 12 Positioning Steps are critical to meeting planners taking you seriously. 12 essential Steps to Attract Your Ideal Customers.

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. The planner failed to tell you the audience would be hostile coming into the room. I know how you feel.

Public Speaking - Too Much To Drink

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.

[Podcast] Behavior Tools and How to Use Them with Jill Davis

Speaker Launcher

Jill has been training on personality and behavioral styles for the past 20 years and shares with us during this chat a number of different ways speakers can use DISC and other behavior tools to not only run their business but also capitalize on opportunities with event planners and in your teaching and presentations. Odds are that at some point in your life you’ve taken some type of personality profile test – like DISC.

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. The Pareto principle , also known as the 80-20 rule , states that, in many situations, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

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.    We expect a lot.    But what about the audiences these speakers work so hard to please?

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. You may not be the one stressed out, but you may be working with an event planner who is falling apart.

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. This lead omits the name of the planning agency (the Department of Land Conservation and Development) and the name of the city planner, who was relatively unknown.

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