So You Think You Can Speak: From Proposal to Podium

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So You Think You Can Speak? This presentation takes you from proposal to podium! I’ll teach you about the critical steps of selecting a topic, writing you proposal, knowing presenter etiquette, getting comfortable with AV and getting started! After we’re through, you’ll be ready for the podium!

This presentation was delivered live at the Spring 2012 Regional Meeting of the Association of Bridal Consultants on 4/2/12 in St Louis, MO: "Gateway to Building Your Bridal Business”.

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So You Think You Can Speak: From Proposal to Podium

  1. 1. SPEAKFROM PROPOSAL TO PODIUM 1
  2. 2. SPEAKPRESENTED BY... 2
  3. 3. SPEAKCOURTNEY HAMMONS 3
  4. 4. Twitter  Contest Mention @aMagical on Twitter during this session and you could WIN Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell Vice President of Former Walt Disney World SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 4
  5. 5. Once  Upon  A  Time SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 5
  6. 6. Once  Upon  A  TimeCourtney Hammons P.B.C.Over 9 years with the Walt Disney CompanyExperience, vision, enthusiasm, integrity, energyPersonalized serviceAnd a bit of Disney Magic SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 6
  7. 7. Once  Upon  A  TimeSPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 7
  8. 8. Once  Upon  A  TimeSPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 8
  9. 9. Once  Upon  A  TimeA Magical AffairSpecializing in one-of-a-kind signature events!An intimate dinner for two...A destination wedding for 100...Or a Grand Gala for 1000…We make Dreams come true! SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 9
  10. 10. Once  Upon  A  TimeSPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 10
  11. 11. Selecting  a  Topic SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 11
  12. 12. Selecting  a  Topic• Know the conference• Know your audience• Your subject—your passion• Review conference workshop history SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 12
  13. 13. Selecting  a  TopicSPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 13
  14. 14. Titles  That  Tantalize SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 14
  15. 15. Titles  That  Tantalize• Attention grabbing• Creative Tie-ins• Purpose SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 15
  16. 16. Proposal  Writing SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 16
  17. 17. Proposal  Writing• Write from the heart• Communicate your objective• Share your qualifications• Offer tangible deliverables SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 17
  18. 18. Presenter  Etiquette SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 18
  19. 19. Presenter  Etiquette• What to expect• Speaker agreement• AV requirements• Bio and head shot• How to dress SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 19
  20. 20. Get  Comfortable  with  AV   SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 20
  21. 21. Get  Comfortable   with  AV  • Self-admission• Learn the tools SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 21
  22. 22. Get  Comfortable   with  AV  SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 22
  23. 23. Get  Comfortable   with  AV  SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 23
  24. 24. Where  to  Start SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 24
  25. 25. Where  to  Start• Local ABC chapter• Local Chamber of Commerce• Church groups• Colleges SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 25
  26. 26. Where  to  Start• Local ‘women in business’ networking groups• Your pet• The mirror• Watch great presenters for ideas SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 26
  27. 27. NOW 27
  28. 28. SPEAKFROM PROPOSAL TO PODIUM 28
  29. 29. Contact  MeCourtney Hammons P.B.C.A Magical Affair615.465.2069aMagicalAffair.comFacebook.com/AmagicalAffair@aMagical on TwitterCourtney@aMagicalAffair.com SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 29
  30. 30. SlideshareAccess this and other presentations of mineon Slideshare.View, download, save and print.www.Slideshare.net/aMagicalAffair SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 30
  31. 31. Presentation  DesignPresentation design by:Brad PoelFootprint Consulting Groupbrad@FootprintConsultingGroup.comMake a lasting impression | Increase your footprintwww.Slideshare.net/bpoel SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 31
  32. 32. Q&ASPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 32
  33. 33. Q&A• Who comes to mind when you think of greatpresenters?• Other questions? SPEAK FROM  PROPOSAL  TO  PODIUM 33
  34. 34. SPEAKFROM PROPOSAL TO PODIUM 34

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