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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Trusting Yourself! Ted Talks, Comedy Clubs and Other Scary Venues with Thom Singer

Speaker Launcher

Ted Talks, Comedy Clubs and Other Scary Venues with Thom Singer appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by the Inner Circle Mastermind. Want to earn higher fees, book business at leading industry events and set your business up to scale? That’s The Inner Circle Mastermind program—a 12-month, time-tested program designed to help you lay down a foundation, accelerate and scale your […]. The post Trusting Yourself!

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Strange speaking venues, part 1

Speaker Confessions

I’ve given lectures in some strange places, but this venue is a new one. What’s the strangest venue you’ve spoken at? Tags: venues / rooms Scott Hanselman has this photo from a sports arena converted into a lecture hall.

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Strange speaking venues part 2

Speaker Confessions

Tags: Uncategorized venues / rooms

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Public Speaking : Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

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? What I want to get through to you is that bad venues will happen.

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Suicide Venues Like Aokigahara, NYC Tall Bldgs - Should They Be Part Of Tours?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For reasons scientists can't completely understand yet, there are suicide hubs. In Japan, it's the Aokigahara forest. There 500 suicides are known to have occurred. Probably there have been more. A favorite method is hanging oneself from a tree. In New York City, there are two.

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One new audience, one new venue

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

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Get to your speaking Venue an hour in advance | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

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Cameron's visit to Morrisons puts him neck and neck with Osborne in daft speech venue contest

Max Atkinson

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New venues, old friends - all in a speaker's month

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

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Toastmasters Saturday: The New Year That Almost Wasn't

Speak and Deliver

Smart phones out, we started looking for alternate venues. What are YOUR venue horror stories, and how have you solved them - or not? Closed Venue Oficer Meetings Proactive Scheduling Sergeant At Arms Toastmasters

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Six straightforward speeches then facing up to a problematic presentation

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Public Speaking Tip #467: If you are speaking in a bar at a venue such as a Conservative club, do bear in mind that the lighting may be quite dim so you will need to speak from the best spot you can find under a light. I was struck by the fact that, despite being such a small place, the Woodfalls area actually has at least three different venues where groups can meet. These have been pretty successful overall, really no different from speaking in other types of venues.

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Presentation tips involving locations and lighting, theatres and a theme.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

One of the great advantages of working in venues like this is that you will have the assistance of the theatre's technical crew and I must thank Elgan Howells for sorting out the lighting for where I would be on stage at various points during the talk and ensuring excellent sound. Public Speaking Tip #463: If you are speaking in a theatre, let the technicians know your requirements - this isn't a luxury that will be available in most other venues! Redhill and Reigate U3A.

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Public speaking from the Staines snowball to confidence-boosting in a cafe!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

I was met at the station by two members who acted as human sat-navs to walk me to the venue (something of a first!). Public Speaking Tip #482: Tailored local references in presentations can also include somewhere nearby that you passed through on the way, not just the location of the venue itself. Now I have found cafes to be fantastic places to write in over the years but they are perhaps not the most suitable venues for presentation skills training!

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Getting in the Green Room - The Zen of Surfing and Speaking

Green Room Speakers

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10 tips for setting up on the day of your presentation

Manner of Speaking

——— You’ve prepared your presentation and you’ve arrived at the venue well in advance of your start time. I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community.

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A safe Haven for a public speaker!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

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7 Sure-Fire Pre-Game Tips for Speakers

SketchBubble

No matter if you’re presenting to a group of three coworkers or a venue full of 3,000 strangers, public speaking can feel akin to going out on the field for the most important game of the season.

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The Most Actionable Presentation Delivery Tips

SketchBubble

Before the Talk Before you ever arrive at the venue, practice your talk. […]. A speaker can have the most prepared, well thought out talk. But, if the presentation of the talk, falls flat, the message won’t get across.

Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Arrive at the venue early. If it’s a really important presentation, try to get there the day before as well so that you can check out the venue and ensure that all equipment is working. This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations.

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I don’t attend conferences where speakers don’t get paid

More than PowerPoint...

The conference venue makes money — but the speakers don’t? If they aren’t, I’ll ask if the venue or organizers are getting paid. If the venue is donating the space — I’ll consider going. But if the venue is getting paid and the speakers aren’t? I give up. Starting today, on #EqualPayDay — I won’t pay to go to business conferences where speakers don’t get paid.

Professional Speaker Event

Humor Power

This full-day program, the day before the Toastmasters International Convention in Las Vegas, will be held at the convention venue, Caesar’s Palace Hotel, on August 11, 2015. Become a Professional Speaker. Achieve your Accredited Speaker Designation. This program will be presented by your Toastmasters Accredited Speakers. For more information. Presentation Skills accredited speaker become professional speaker

Before you open your mouth

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Beyond soulless venues and Death by Power Point, speakers make the same four mistakes over and over [.]. Here’s a wonderful 10-page ‘manifesto’ by communication and speech coach Nick Morgan posted to the ChangeThis website. Before You Open Your Mouth: The Keys to Great Public Speaking is well-worth reading. Morgan asks: Why is most public speaking so awful?

11 Tips for free PRO for your Toastmasters Club

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Advertise at venue (do they have a newsletter); leave back issues of the magazine at the venue (with contact details)? Do you want free publicity? Then use these tips. Website –crucial; keep it simple. Community adverts in newspapers; consistent. Call the editor and ask him for lead times; make friends! Facebook page. Community papers – tell them success stories. Members – advertise at businesses. Speak to district and see what they can give you.

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PowerPoint wishlist – “mini master slides”

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

So for example, imaging that you your presentation has 10 slides containing a map of South Africa, each of which highlights a FIFA 2010 world cup football venue. Master slides in PowerPoint provide a very effective mechanism for all of your slides to have a similar look and feel.

Toastmasters District Message

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

I guess I have spoken in strange venues. In this message, presented to District at Toastmasters Club Officer Training, held on 20 June, 2009 I discuss how the young average in Africa (19), and the troubling economic times provide a huge opportunity for Toastmasters in Africa, and in particular in Southern Africa. It is a message of growth for our organisation. Excuse the background – the training was in a ballet hall!

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Announcing – Our First Public BBP 1-Day Courses!

Beyond Bullet Points

Click the following link for a brochure with more details about the courses, agenda and our exciting venue: BBP LIVE 2010 Los Angeles. Hello BBP friends!

Ben Zander in Cape Town

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Venue: TBC. Venue: Vodaworld, Midrand. If you want to see a brilliant and inspirational speaker, you have to get tickets to see Ben speak. I have been twice, an it is an incredible inspiring presentation! He will be in Cape Town and Johannesburg in Jan 2010. It is worth every cent.

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Africa Rising

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Venue: Market Hall, GrandWest. . Venue: Vodadome, Vodaworld. Professor Vijay Mahajan (author of “Africa Rising”) will be in South Africa in June for the World Economic Forum and he has agreed to do 2 business briefings. CAPE TOWN. Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2009. Time: 08:30 - 11:00. Registration: 07:30. Investment: R 950.00 + VAT. Early Bird: R 750.00 + VAT. JOHANNESBURG. Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2009. Time: 08:30 - 11:00. Registration: 07:30. Investment: R 950.00 + VAT.

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Don't forget your pre-flight check

Speak Schmeak

But here's the problem, and I see it all the time with speakers: You get used to a particular venue or audience and become lulled by the familiarity of the situation. You don't update your presentation, you don't look at the venue through fresh eyes. Download audio here.

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Don't forget your pre-flight check

Speak Schmeak

But here's the problem, and I see it all the time with speakers: You get used to a particular venue or audience and become lulled by the familiarity of the situation. You don't update your presentation, you don't look at the venue through fresh eyes. Download audio here.

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Poster on Craigslist - One Story I Won't Dig Around

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The other is that poster is dumb in asking for this kind of financial arrangement in a public venue. In the Salt Lake City, Utah section of Craigslist, there is an amazing ad. Here it is. In it, the poster headlines with the request for an under-the-table work situation.

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Two Peter Block workshops you should attend

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Workshop dates and venues: Johannesburg. Venue: Isisango, Midrand. Venue: Schoenstatt Training Centre, Constantia. Workshop dates and venues: JHB: All Saints Church in Fourways – 2nd & 3rd March. Flawless Consulting workshop with Peter Block and Symphonia Leadership Development. Flawless Consulting” is often called ‘The Consultant’s Bible’. It is the ultimate guide to getting your expertise used, whether you are an internal or external consultant!

Be a host, not a guest

Speak Schmeak

I always suggest getting to know the audience and the venue in advance as part of our research and preparation. Checking out the venue in advance is frequently overlooked by beginning speakers, and here's why it shouldn't be.

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist – Free PDF File

Manner of Speaking

As well, there is space at the bottom to add the title of your presentation, your audience, the venue and date of the presentation. Last year I wrote a post about logistical items that speakers should remember for a speaking engagement. Reader response was so good that I created an addendum.

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Are you prepared for anything?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

When traveling to conference venues, you pass through many environments were equipment can mysteriously disappear. Travel with as little equipment as possible (it also makes the traveling easier), and ensure in writing that the conference venue has the necessary equipment. As a speaker, there are many things that can go wrong, and potentially derail your presentation. It is not a case of it something goes wrong, but of when it will go wrong.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

Make the best use of the venue. Granted, event planners frequently get to choose their own venue, while speakers are mostly expected to go where the client tells us to go. I have two clients who are event planners.

Book tour coming: Boston Nov ‘09

Speaker Confessions

If you live in the boston area and might be able to help me with venues for giving lectures about the book, head over here. Things are winding down on the book. Finishing up the 3rd and final draft, scrubbing up the copyedit, and all sorts of little things. Thanks.

Put yourself center stage

Speak Schmeak

If you are speaking in a venue where the screen is not fixed, ask for it to be placed in the corner or to the left of the speaker (who will take center stage) at an angle to the audience.

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