Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

Most experienced speakers use a microphone when there are more than 30 or 40 people in the room. However, if you have purchased a presentation remote ( this one is my favorite) or are using one offered by the venue, then you need to practice with it before your presentation.

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Prepare Your Speaker’s Toolbox

DeFinis Communications

Make sure you have an extra battery for your remote. Have the right remote for the right room. When you purchase your remote make sure to get one that works for the size room you will be speaking in. Know your venue.

Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

Most experienced speakers use a microphone when there are more than 30 or 40 people in the room. However, if you have purchased a presentation remote ( this one is my favorite) or are using one offered by the venue, then you need to practice with it before your presentation.

2011 155

Magic flip chart

Speak Schmeak

I took it with me to a workshop last week to test it out in a live audience setting with the computer provided by the venue. Again, another reason to visit your venue and test your technology in advance so you can prepare for possible snags.

Is PowerPoint the new black?

Speak Schmeak

Show data on your slides only if the charts or graphs are simple, clean, and data points large enough to be seen in the back of the room. Other visuals might include props, toys, posters, videos or costumes, depending on the venue and the audience.

Sussing out your speaker space: A checklist

The Eloquent Woman

Emily Culbertson posed this question some time ago: What should you know about the room in which you're speaking? The room--especially its technology--is one of the six sets of questions in my checklist to prepare the whole speaker. What's the size and shape of the room?

Gearing up for that really big talk: 6 smart speaker considerations

The Eloquent Woman

Big talks--whether the "big" part is the impact of your words, the size of the audience or the prestige of the venue--deserve a higher level of planning on the part of the smart speaker. Sit in the audience in different locations and stand at the back of the room, so you can see what your audience will see. Congratulations! You've been asked to give a big, high-profile talk, that career-changing speaking opportunity you've been waiting for. Now what?

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Your primary responsibility is to entertain a room full of people. It’s not scientific, but it feels about the same as an audience member seated towards the back of a large room with an 18-foot screen at the front. Need a wireless remote? It’s a little more bulky than I’d prefer, but in terms of reliability and range, it’s tough to beat this remote. ( Don’t use the Apple remote that came with your machine.

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How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Now these notes are going digital on Twitter or via conference-provided chat rooms. But the conversation was roaring through the room via twitter. I asked questions the audience was asking, and I immediately felt the tenor of the room shift towards my favor.