GoldenKeyesParsonsGolden Keyes Parsons here looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior in just a little more than a week. It is a festive season with a flurry of activities. Many of us have speaking engagements this time of year, and a luncheon, tea or banquet is usually the preferred event rather than a retreat. Although it is easier to come up with a one-session message, we only have one shot at them. What we have to say needs to be crisp and to the point.

Let’s continue our discussion with some speaker DON’Ts this time…

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Photo WG2 Medium SizeHi.  Winnie Griggs here, with the next installment in my posts about speaking engagements. To read previous installments, see the links at the bottom of this post.

Today we’re going to discuss creating an outline for your presentation. And remember, as I’ve mentioned in some of my previous posts, I’m a very strong type A personality so I tend to plan everything out to the nth degree. You can take this to whatever level of detail works for you.

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Aloha from Karen Whiting. CAN treasurer

Karen7.8.2011I Love speaking to Moms, Women, Writers, and well, anyone who shares similar passions. I also find that there are many ways books get promoted when I speak, beyond the actual time I stand and talk.

It starts the moment I get a speaking engagement with the meeting planner letting people know I’ll be coming and my posting the event to my website upcoming appearances. There are several ways to maximize the promotional possibilities.

 

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CANHi.  Winnie Griggs here again with the next installment on my posts about speaking engagements.  So far we’ve covered why you might want to book speaking engagements and dealing with those butterflies.  Today we’re going to focus on selecting a topic, in other words, what do you talk about.

For those just testing the waters of speaking engagements, I would suggest you take stock of your personal skills and interests, and choose something you feel comfortable discussing.

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Winnie Griggs here again, back with the next post on speaking engagements.  As promised in my last post, today I’m going to talk about working through the fear.

In my last post I mentioned that fear of public speaking is very real and very prevalent.   Mark Twain said it best, “There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars”.  While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, it’s probably not too far off the mark.

 

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