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Event planning check list: Tech Needs

I’ve worked a couple of events recently and have seen a few event organizers have mini meltdown over tech needs.  In many cases it’s because it was their first time in a space and they just didn’t know what to ask.  Some of their melt downs spread to their entire tech crews.  To help you […]

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Things to ask when you’re going to present

When you’re going to present with a new organization or on a new stage, there’s a lot you should check before arriving.  To make that easier, here is a list of questions you should ask your event organizers: What kind of mircophones will be used?  Lavaliere, hand mic, over the ear?  Will surgical tape be […]

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Gantt charts, part 2 of the timeline series

We talked about timelines on October 10, 2011 in this post.  Ane we promised a future post about how to group your activities together.  This is that post! Here’s a refresher of what a Gantt chart looks like:           The true effectiveness of a Gantt chart comes from 2 things:  Are […]

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Websites we get ideas from and class

Last night, I was fortunate enough to give a live demo at New Work City of presentation coaching, with former Ignite speaker, Jack Aboutboul, acting as guinea pig.  It went really well with obvious improvement by the end of the session  (always good to pick someone who’s easy to coach, thanks Jack!) It’s the teaser […]

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Audience metaphor

We’ve just been made aware of a fun metaphor for thinking about your audience and wanted to share: Your audience is a container to pour liquid in.  Your content is the liquid. So what does that mean for you, as a presentation deliverer? Like you prefer to drink clean healthy water, your audience wants clean […]

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Where to put the presentation machine?

Cross post from marden928.wordpress.com   We go to all kinds of conferences and we run all kinds of conferences (frequently as the chick who designed the presentations, helped plan the presentations or just running the machine so clients can Network). In this capacity as laptop chick, I’m constantly amazed at the confusion around where to […]

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