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Speakers infrastructure v1.4

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What Professional Speakers and Trainers should know and have

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Speakers infrastructure v1.4

  1. 1. Adolph Kaestner Speakers Infrastructure
  2. 2. Presentations Master Class Phase 1 Speech Development Purpose Audience Analysis Structure Writing and Tools Test and Notes Phase 2 Speaking Skills The 8 Speaking Skills The 7 Speaking Fundamentals Basic Props Basic Venue & Stage Speak and Evaluate Phase 3 Presentation Skills Presentation Tools Creating Presentations Basic Multimedia Handouts, Questions & Facilitation Present and Evaluate Phase 4 Multimedia Skills Venue & Stage Management Microphones & Sound Systems PC’s , Data Projectors and Video Video & Audio Clips Props Phase 5 Specialist Presentations Sales Financial Technical Product Launch Your Need ?
  3. 3. Cell Phones Switch Them Off Please
  4. 4. Podium / Lectern
  5. 5. Laptops
  6. 6. PC Specks 1  CPU = i5 / i7 Technology  CPU Speed = 2,2ghs ++  Ram = 3 + gb  15” or 17” SXGA (WXGA) Resolution Screen  Hard Drive = 320 gb +  High End - Graphics Card  High End – Sound Card  DVD Player + Recorder  Built In Camera and Speakers
  7. 7. PC Specks 2.  External Hard Drive = 500gb or 2 tbt  Portable Hard Drive = 250gb or 500gb  USB Hub – 4-6 ports  Flash Disk – 1to 4 gb  Battery
  8. 8. Printers
  9. 9. Data Projectors  LCD vs. DLP  Globe Life  Resolution  Min XGA  Desired – SXGA +  Ansi Lumens  Min 2,000  Desired - 2,500 +  Noise Level  Portability  Size  Weight
  10. 10. PC / Projector Stands
  11. 11. Presenters Mouse
  12. 12. Microphones and Sound
  13. 13. To Use or Not To Use ?  Not A Question!  Protects Voice  Range  Volume  Whisper  Tapping  Special Effects  A Friend not your Enemy
  14. 14. PC Speaker Systems
  15. 15. PC Speaker Output
  16. 16. PA Speaker Systems
  17. 17. Corded Microphones
  18. 18. Wireless Microphones
  19. 19. Direction  Uni - Directional  Omni - Directional  Cordiods  Less background noise - good for Speakers  Stereo - Shotgun etc
  20. 20. Frequency and Channels  UHF  VHF  CB Radio Channels  Police  Taxis  Channels  Single  Multiple
  21. 21. The Sound Engineer
  22. 22. Connectors
  23. 23. Plugs & Connections
  24. 24. Cables
  25. 25. Cables 2
  26. 26. International Plug Set
  27. 27. Practice Make Perfect  Skype Headset  PC Handheld - Karaoke  PC Speakers  HI-FI Set  DVD Players  PA System  Boardrooms  School  Church  Hotels  Venues  Friends with Equipment
  28. 28. Practice Make Perfect (2)  Opportunities  Your choice to use or not  User or Avoider  Always use where available  Venue  Find out what is available up front  Send YOUR requirements up front  Get there at least 90 Minutes early
  29. 29. Clothing  Jacket  Ties - Not Silk  Belts  Pants  Pockets  Not T- Shirts  Not Closed Dress  Name Badge Lanyards  Cord / Thin belt / String /Panties/ G-String
  30. 30. Common Mike Problems
  31. 31. Popping  Pop-Filter  Practice P & B Sounds Away from Mike  When Mike is too Close to Lips
  32. 32. Breathing  Heavy Breathing  Nerves  Slow Down  Lower the Volume output  Controlled on PA Systems by Engineer  Yoga Breathing Techniques  Stop -- Catch Breath  Have a Drink of Water
  33. 33. Electronic Speakers Feedback  Pointing the Mike at Speakers  Standing in front of Speakers  Volume too high  Covering the mike Distortion  Volume too high  Mike 2-3 Inches (3-8 cm) away from mouth
  34. 34. Usage Errors 1  Mike to Close to Lips / Mouth  Mike to FAR from Lips / Mouth  Moving Head away from Mike  Mike Covered by clothing  Using Mike as Pointer  Walking away from Mike on a Stand/Lectern  Not Testing the Mike and its settings before usage  Poor In-House Systems  Old - not working - not tested - cracking
  35. 35. Usage Errors (2)  Lapel and Headset Mikes  Getting Unclipped  Falling off  P A Systems  No Engineer Available  Not knowing how it works  Not Working - venue don't know either  Poor System and Poor Speakers etc
  36. 36. Usage Errors (3)  Batteries Going Flat  Have spares with you  Not Switching Off Wireless Mikes  Going to Toilet  Backstage or Offstage  Private Conversations  Blaming the Equipment  You should have checked it out before using it
  37. 37. The Power of the Mike
  38. 38. Video
  39. 39. P C Cam and PC Lights
  40. 40. Video Production
  41. 41. Digital Recorders
  42. 42. Digital Camera
  43. 43. Facilitation Tools
  44. 44. Timing Devices
  45. 45. Business Card Scanners
  46. 46. Flip Chart, Whiteboard, Screens
  47. 47. Banners and Signs
  48. 48. PC Bags
  49. 49. Goodie Bag
  50. 50.  Clock / Timer  Water Bottle  Headache / Antacids/ Runny Tummy / Eye Drops / Plaster / Medication /  Remote Mouse / Pointer /  Whiteboard Pens  Batteries  Cables  Spare Shirt  Prestik  Name tags / Desk Stands / Paper / Pens  Check Lists Presenters Goodie Bag You Cannot be Over Prepared
  51. 51. Insurance  All Risks – Business Use Cover  All Equipment  Clothing  Motor Vehicle – Business Use Cover  Medical Aid – Business Cover  International Cover  All Risks / Motor/ Medical etc  Travel – Local and International
  52. 52. Adolph's AV Check List Equipment Required P C with PowerPoint Other Software (e.g. Excel) Data Source Stiffy Drive CD Rom VCD DVD Flash Disk Using OWN P C Remote Presenter Mouse Laser Pointer Data Projector Data Projector Resolution Speakers for P C Sound Sound System Screen DVD Recorder VHS Video Recorder Overhead Projector 35mm Slide Projector Flip Charts Flip Chart Pens White Boards White Board Pens Microphone Needs Corded Lectern Corded Roaming Lapel Head Set Audience Special Lighting Lectern Table Water and Glass Other : - Please Specify
  53. 53. Props  Relevant  Value Add  Enhance  Visual Input  Size  Backup
  54. 54. Using Props
  55. 55. Props and Audience Reactions
  56. 56. When Murphy Strikes  Room is Wrong  No Set Up Time  Time Shortened  Audience Size  Incorrect Brief  Blackout / Power Shedding  PLI - Previously Lighted Area  Equipment Failure  Mess on Cloths Be Prepared for Unexpected
  57. 57. Venue and Stage
  58. 58. Conference Venue
  59. 59. Dinner Venues
  60. 60. Seminar Venue
  61. 61. Seminar or Training Room
  62. 62. Training Room 2
  63. 63. Training Room 3
  64. 64. Training Room 4
  65. 65. Workshop Room
  66. 66. Facilitation Room
  67. 67. Boardrooms
  68. 68. Outdoor Venue
  69. 69. Classroom
  70. 70. U Shape
  71. 71. Round Tables
  72. 72. Theatre
  73. 73. Boardroom
  74. 74. Odd Shaped Rooms
  75. 75. The Stage
  76. 76. Presenter Area Setup Screen Audience Data Projector Audience Audience Audience Audience Audience
  77. 77. Presenters Table
  78. 78. Presenters Table 2
  79. 79. Keynote Stage Management Prop
  80. 80. Venue Musts  Location - Visit the day Before  Your Stage Space  Practice / Dry Run  Numbers / Size  The Seating Plans  Locate and Know Technicians  Equipment and Testing (Back Up’s)  Domestics – Toilets/Smoking/Fire/Lunch Be There at Least 2 Hours Before
  81. 81. Using Multimedia Clips  Sound Clip  Video Clip  Product Demo  Graphic Acceleration Settings (Win XP)  Vista – Dual View Issues Add Impact, Fun, Variety
  82. 82. Sound Clips SAMRO – Legalise Usage
  83. 83. Video + Movie Clips Take Your Passion & Make It Happen
  84. 84. Product Demo Clip Public Domain Clips
  85. 85. Demo Slide C
  86. 86. Speaking with Props
  87. 87. How We Learn Visually = 40% By Touch = 40% Auditory = 20% No Props & Visuals = 80% Loss ?
  88. 88. ListenHear Appeal to the Senses Look Observe Smell Speak Interpret
  89. 89. Thank You • Web: www.adolph.co.za • Web: www.mentorzone.co.za • e-Mail adolph@adolph.co.za • Tel: 011- 794 -5352 • Cell: 082 - 493 - 9093

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