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.

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.

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.

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.

2016 63

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.

2013 67

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?

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

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?

2012 136

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.

2018 69

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!

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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[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.

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.

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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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.

2009 130

[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.

2017 61

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.

2011 208

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.

2011 207

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?

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+.

2018 52

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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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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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 140

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.

2009 100

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 130

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.

2014 154

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?

2011 207

Death of American Car Killing off Japanese Ones, Too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sedan is on the way to the morgue, at least according to the strategic planners at those two companies. It's old news in the U.S. that Ford and GM are cutting back production of cars.

2018 56

The 30 Day Sales Sprint with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

Podcast Resources: 30 Day Sales Sprint Planner. On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker, we are going to embark on a 30 Day Sales Sprint. Sometimes in our career we are running a marathon, slow and steady…other times we need to step up our game and turn it into a sprint. In this podcast, I will inspire you to action with […]. The post The 30 Day Sales Sprint with Jane Atkinson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

While every client wants an amazing speaker, what they really want is a speaker who will make them (the meeting planner, and the organization) amazing. Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days? I’m not sure if there are really more “professional” speakers, but there are definitely more people who call themselves speakers.

2017 109

Ugly Sells - Overly Polished Bores

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A successful financial planner has been making all the right moves in communications. And, long before Donald Trump adopted the direct, no-frills rhetoric, this financial planner was creating his marketing communications with that tone and simple content.

Why spend hundreds of thousands on dollars …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

That’s the question posed by an experienced corporate event planner, who recently wrote to me: “You have established yourself as the go-to person for speechwriting — which I consider a critical skill that is shockingly overlooked. (I’m Event planners, please take note … on a conference or convention, without making sure you have great speeches for that event?

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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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

While every client wants an amazing speaker, what they really want is a speaker who will make them (the meeting planner, and the organization) amazing. Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more “professional speakers” than ever these days? I’m not sure if there are really more “professional” speakers, but there are definitely more people who call themselves speakers.

2017 100

Brand Boston - Professional Class Unburdened by Children

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, the implications might be just what city planners dream about. Boston has evolved into the model of cool. After all, that's where GE is relocating. Tech, higher education, and healthcare are big business. The work day tends to be demanding and long.