Another challenging venue

Speak Schmeak

I recently wrote about some oddly configured conference rooms I've presented in, and here's the latest interesting venue, from last night: This is the new event pavilion at the Ventura County Museum.

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Another challenging venue

Speak Schmeak

I recently wrote about some oddly configured conference rooms I've presented in, and here's the latest interesting venue, from last night: This is the new event pavilion at the Ventura County Museum.

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Presentation Skills: Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

How about a community center where drum lessons are being given in the next room? I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post- Traumatic Venue Disorder. As you get more experienced you'll learn to use your pre-program research to recognize potentially disastrous venues before you agree to speak. But sometimes, even with the best of preparation, you get blindsided and have to present in a lousy venue. What is a lousy venue? Did you ever present in a barn?

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Public Speaking : Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

How about a community center where drum lessons are being given in the next room? I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post-Traumatic Venue Disorder. As you get more experienced you'll learn to use your pre-program research to recognize potentially disastrous venues before you agree to speak. But sometimes, even with the best of preparation, you get blindsided and have to present in a lousy venue. What is a lousy venue? I would call this a lousy venue, wouldn't you?

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Presentation on Resilience: Friday, Oct 4, 6:00pm (Hyatt Regency Osaka)

Presentation Zen

360 degree visuals Yesterday I checked out the venue down by the bay at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Osaka Hotel. The hotel is fantastic and the presentation room is quite special.The room will have a view of the gardens during dinner which are illuminated at night.

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Prepare Your Speaker’s Toolbox

DeFinis Communications

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. Have a sheet with all pertinent contact info for the venue where you are speaking.

Voice care #3: acoustics

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever thought about the acoustics in a room where you're speaking? We mostly look at the size of the room and the configuration of seating when determining how much we'll need to project or whether we'll need amplification. More from the Voice Academy !

Don't crash and burn

Speak Schmeak

Why should you check your venue in advance? Whether the room is the right size for the number of people attending? Whether your equipment works with the equipment being provided (computers, projectors, sound systems, etc.)?

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When Things Go Wrong: Ten Presentation Lessons from Apollo 13

Manner of Speaking

You’ve prepared, you know your material and you’ve arrived at the venue early to get set up. You check the room and everything looks fine. The stage is ready, the sound system works and the lighting is perfect. The day of the big presentation has arrived.

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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

My work in the United Nation and international organization system has seen me give numerous presentations, in Geneva, Switzerland and the Middle East, while working with interpreters. Make sure that the technician remains at the venue in case problems arise.

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Visualization is for the body as well as the mind

Speak Schmeak

By visualizing yourself in the venue, giving 100%, speaking to an appreciative audience, and running through your complete presentation successfully, you ready yourself mentally for the event. Don't just see the room and the audience; feel the sensations in your body as well.

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Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

I worried about the sound system, ambient noise, hecklers, drunks, lighting, sudden clangs, latecomers, and loud talkers, not to mention the nagging concern ''Is this funny?''.".

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PowerPoint Tip: Prepare for Problems so you Respond, not React

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you are going to do presentations, you will at some point face a problem with the equipment, room, technology, sound system, audience, or any number of possible things that could go wrong. Look at all aspects of the presentation, from preparation to travel, to room, equipment, food and any other area that you can think of. Other mitigation strategies include using checklists for equipment and arriving at the room early enough to make changes before the audience arrives.

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?

Chairing a conference: How did I do? Lessons for chairs from #esnbxl

The Eloquent Woman

Get a feel for the space: I have the preparedness gene, so I checked out photos of the room online and made sure I dropped by the venue the day before when the organizer would be there. That means not just watching the clock, but reading the room.

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What if you had to speak without your slides and charts?

The Eloquent Woman

On another occasion, a presentation was brought to a near-stop by a speaker who couldn't get her laptop to work with the projection system at the venue--and she seemed unable to speak extemporaneously on her topic. "And this chart really tells the story," the speaker said.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Sadly, the Grange Hotel in Southbourne, where I had spoken to this club and various others on numerous occasions has been demolished but Boscombe and Southbourne Probus has found a good repacement meeting place, the Liston Hotel in Boscombe, another venue where I have spoken in the past. Their venue is Shaftesbury Town Hall in a room which overlooks the iconic Gold Hill , famous for its use in various movies plus, of course, the long-running Hovis commercials.

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Keeping it real with Mozilla Tech Speakers: Case study

The Eloquent Woman

Many Mozilla contributors offer tech talks, workshops, and classes at venues ranging from classrooms and cafes to co-working spaces and conference centers around the world. Denise ran the room with calm and benevolent authority.

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Public Speaking : Speaking to Large Crowds

Great Public Speaking

Even if you have a good sound system it takes longer for your voice and ideas to reach all members of a large audience. Humor issues A presentation to very large crowds in enormous rooms or venues such as stadiums means laughter comes in waves. Also, in large crowds you must play to the back of the room. Need for assistance If you are selling products at the back of the room, it is imperative that you get some competent assistance.

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Public Speaking : VIDEO

Great Public Speaking

An interesting phenomenon occurs when you are speaking in a large venue and also being projected on massive video screens. When you are in a large room, you must use several monitors or use video projection. Projection in many cases also requires that the room lights be dimmed. Excerpt from the "Wake 'em Up Video Professional Speaking System"[link Video has been ingrained in our society for some time now and it looks like it will be around for quite a while.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

Speaking Of...

The General Assembly must address what they want the system of public education in Pennsylvania to do. At present, there is no system of funding. During the constant debates over the fairness of our current system of school funding in the Commonwealth, there did not seem to be a concise reference that included all of the various ways of funding schools over the many years of public education.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 13, 2013: Forbes: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City (using “other people’s money”)

Speaking Of...

These factions are rarely in the same room together, and even more rarely agree on public-education fixes. Cox, a Spring Township Republican, is the author of House Bill 76, which would eliminate the current school property tax system and replace it with higher sales and income taxes. It led to a fierce competition among states, who provided supposedly ideas to improve data systems, standards and tests, low-performing schools and teacher-evaluation systems.

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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.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

Speaking Of...

The state government has financially starved the district for years, and the city’s public school system has been subjected to one reform experiment after another. Zuckerman is an associate professor of computational and systems biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the author of a textbook and the father of a Pittsburgh Allderdice High School student A Pittsburgh fantasy?

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

Speaking Of...

link] Analyzing the new PDK/Gallup poll on how Americans view public education Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/22/2012 This was written by education historian Diane Ravitch, a research professor at New York University and author of the bestselling “The Death and Life of the Great American School System.” How many television specials have you seen claiming that our education system is disastrous?

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 14, 2013: It’s not just the Basic Education Subsidy. There was almost $227 million in the PA budget’s Charter Reimbursement line before it was zeroed out. Zero, zip, zilch….

Speaking Of...

As an organization affected by this crisis, we wish to make a statement to our School District and our local and state government: [link] “Unlike a traditional business whose product or service is targeted to a specific consumer, school systems serve everyone. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 10, 2013: Supt. Hite: “We cannot allow the city, the state, the School District, or anybody else to think that this is normal”

Speaking Of...

Read more at [link] The ‘grim new normal’ in Philadelphia schools Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss , September 10 at 6:00 am Consider this: The constitution of Pennsylvania says that the state legislature must provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 9, 2013: Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report

Speaking Of...

In its place, all public schools in the state will receive a School Performance Profile score based on several measures of student achievement, including scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment and the Keystone Exams; closing the achievement gap; graduation rate; promotion rate; and attendance rate.

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When Applause Just Isn't Enough: How To Get More Clients From Giving Speeches

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

How you illustrate your points is the best venue to show your style. Cut the details down to only whats relevant; this will make room for your natural humor to shine through. " Springboard Marketing has a system for making these critical decisions right the first time.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

Speaking Of...

exchange students into classrooms in Finland , South Korea , and Poland , some of the top education systems in the world. Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19.

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Effective Emcee-ing! « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

B e Early – Reach the event venue before the first guest arrive so that logistical and technical (ie: microphone tests and the sound system) matters can be ironed out. but i know there are still a lot of rooms for improvement. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

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