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The speaking business is rapidly changing. If you aren’t using some of the newest digital tools in your presentation and beyond, you’ll look ancient in the buyer’s eyes. Plus, you won’t be capturing hot leads and fans’ information.
There’s so much to learn and master. What is going to give you the biggest payoff for the time and money you invest? What can you use in your presentation that has value to the audience and helps you qualify leads? How do you get people to give you permission to push your ongoing messages to them? What might you be missing that would have a big payoff?
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Graphic artist recommendation — Rebecca Morgan
Since 2006, I’ve worked with Kimb Williams for logos, book covers, business cards and much more. Kimb has worked on the marketing materials of over 200 professional speakers worldwide. She understands the business and what meeting planners are looking for. Over 60% of her client list has returned to her for book covers, logos, web graphics and much more. Her work is guaranteed to be original art for each client, giving them a visual brand that speaks volumes.
From Golden Gavel winners to independent speakers, Kimb gives everyone the same top-notch service. Working with Kimb is beyond working with a designer, but more so a friend. She designed the current SNN logo. Reach out to her if you need an excellent designer who’s great to work with. Mention SNN to receive your one-sheet at a special rate of $300 USD.
Blur your writing as you go — Susan Friedmann
This site blurs out what you write to take away the temptation to edit as you go, without killing your creativity.
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Device-proof your tech help numbers — Wendy Kalman
I have a small Post-It Note taped to the outside of my laptop with essential info should I need support but can’t get into the computer. This includes the IP address, the computer’s name, and because I work for a large company, the phone number for the IT service desk and for the local IT support guy in our office. The tape completely covers the writing, so the information can’t fade or get rubbed out.
(Rebecca’s note: I have my important info on a Note which is backed up to iCloud so I can access it from any device anywhere.)
Travel clothing — Beth Terry
Our TOTM is: If you attended NSA’s Influence convention, what are your best takeaways? Please attribute who you learned it from.
Eric Chester shared a clever way to let the IMAG techs know when to switch from showing your slides on screen to showing you. He puts a black slide with a small image (a green or red dot) in the corner and tells the tech that’s the signal. He also gives them a printout of the slide deck so they can follow along.
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