Archive for Speaking’ Category

Getting published in Magazines and Papers
Jan

24

2017

Getting published in Magazines and Papers

Magazines and Papers are always looking for stories that their audience would be interested in reading. Getting your article published is not all that difficult if you start with your local paper or free magazine. Publishers are always looking for good articles and you are already writing your blog so similar articles may be appropriate for them as well. Newspapers and magazines love to run stories...

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Try a PechaKucha
Jan

24

2017

Try a PechaKucha

I have recently attempted the challenging task of presenting a PechaKucha and I can tell you it was one of the hardest things I have done. 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Sounds easy enough but I have seen well paid, professional speakers fail to get it right, while amateurs often succeed. The challenge is that we are no longer in charge of the…

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Tell Stories
Jan

16

2017

Tell Stories

The story is the life blood of your keynote. The story paints pictures for your audience and we all know we remember things by storing pictures. The stories you tell have to be relevant of course. Please don’t fall into the trap of telling a funny story or joke at the beginning of your speech unless it relates to the message you are delivering. Be…

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Building Your First Keynote
Jan

16

2017

Building Your First Keynote

You have a valuable message, so you think, but will the audience think the same? Why should they listen? Standing in front of an audience is a huge responsibility so it must not be taken lightly. What are you trying to achieve when you get up there? Do you want to get your audience to behave differently, think differently, change their attitude or expand their…

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Do you have a “One Sheet”?
Sep

29

2016

Do you have a “One Sheet”?

A speaker profile sheet, sometimes called a “One Sheet” is an essential document if you are intending to speak at conferences and conventions. A traditional “One-Sheet” is just one page with enough information to get the potential customer interested. I have found that I cannot put everything on just one page so I have a two page one sheet. A good speaker profile will include…

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Getting on Radio and TV
Sep

29

2016

Getting on Radio and TV

It may seem impossible for many of us to get on Radio and TV or be interviewed for an article in a newspaper or Blog but, in fact, producers and journalists are looking for content all the time. The first rule about striving for media coverage is don’t expect to wait until they come to you. They have probably never heard of you, read your…

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Monetising your IP
Sep

8

2016

Monetising your IP

I recently spoke at an online meeting of other speakers about Monetising our IP. Most speakers do not earn a great living by simply speaking so we all have to find ways to convert our intellectual property into an income. The following are some notes from that session just to give you some ideas to work with. Create Products Once you have written and published…

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Masterminding
Sep

8

2016

Masterminding

Speaking is very often a lonely business. Unless you have a team of people around you, you will work alone, travel alone, and even when you are on stage with 1,000 people in the audience, you are, in many ways, still alone. There are some wonderful organisations around the world grouped together under the GSF banner (Global Speaker’s Federation) that will provide you with other…

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Walking the Talk
Aug

11

2016

Walking the Talk

For ten years up to 2009 I was a very busy speaker. The market has changed and I am involved in many more things now. Then, speaking every day and often more than once or even twice a day was hard work. It wasn’t just the seminars I was running around the country, I was doing a lot of keynotes, spin off work as well…

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Develop a first class Elevator speech
Aug

11

2016

Develop a first class Elevator speech

Your Elevator Speech is what you tell people when they ask you the usual question – ‘And… what do you do?’ The idea here is that you have just a few seconds to speak before people arrive at their floor in the elevator. During that time you have to grab their attention and show interest in them as well. Mine could be ‘I motivate sales…

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