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Thursday, April 1
Dazzle Your Virtual Audiences with Gamification (webcast)
with Rob Ferre

Rob FerreDo you have Zoom fatigue? Are you tired of meetings that take place on screen, rather than in person?

Your audiences are tired of these, too. But while there’s promise of being able to hold in-person events sometime this year, it’s likely many meetings will continue to be online for the foreseeable future.

Therefore it is worth your while to expand your skills at engaging virtual audiences, capturing and holding their attention throughout your presentation.

If you want to become an even more memorable online presenter, you won’t want to miss our next program.

Read more about this session at the bottom of this newsletter, then register for the live program or pre-order the recording.
Note: Everyone who registers for the live webcast session or orders the recording will get a link to the recorded video of the online webcast, as well as the audio MP3 for convenient re-listening.

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  • “Transform Your Business with a $400/Month Employee: How to Outsource Operational Tasks to Assistants Abroad” with Nate Woodbury
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Miscellaneous Tips

Content marketing and the power of analogiesVickie Sullivan

Analogies are fun. We love to use them because they illustrate our point in a fast and creative way. Fast Company’s article, “Your COVID-19 anxiety is like an algorithm. Here’s how to hack it,” is an excellent example of how an analogy can put your perspective in a different context. This works because it:

  • Sets up a new concept: By showing the similarities between our anxiety and our immune system, we can better define what goes wrong. Add a killer label (“Paranoia Lines”), and a new benchmark is born. We buy into that concept because the latter helps us make sense of the former.
  • Sets up the killer question: Look at the end of the article. Everyone talks about putting stress into perspective. But introducing a new question — Does stressing about this make me incorrectly perceive it as a threat? — is a twist in thinking that makes this article worth read reading.

A lot of us use analogies to make a quick point in a blog post or speech. Fair enough. But there’s a bigger use here: Use analogies in the longer form to explain your big idea. Use them to highlight that one unique point that will set you apart. Your markets will not only understand your idea faster, but they will also believe your perspective is unique.

Book Promotion sitesSusan Friedmann

Here are some good lists of book promotion sites:

Invite prospects to your speaking engagementsJeff Davidson

When presenting in person, invite prospects who reside in the city where you’ll be speaking to your presentation. Be sure you get your client’s permission in advance, provided that you get permission from your meeting planner, as they don’t want any surprises at the event.

Technology Tips

Add your memes to your websiteRebecca Morgan

Do you have memes you’ve created and posted to social media? Add them to your website as a sharable so folks can easy add them to their SM. Your webmaster should be able to do this pretty easily.

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  • Do everything first-class.
  • Build relationships.
  • Create high-demand products.
  • Reflect keenly on each forthcoming speaking engagement.
  • Come rested, energized, and prepared.
  • Be totally present for the audience members.
  • Connect with many more people, before, during, and after.
  • Before and after a presentation, update your files.
  • Let go of trivia.
  • Take relaxing weekends.

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Thursday, April 1
Dazzle Your Virtual Audiences with Gamification (webcast)
with Rob Ferre

Rob FerreYou already incorporate more audience interaction than 90% of other presenters. You want to kick it up a notch to improve attention and engagement — and ensure you’ll be invited back.

It’s time to disrupt your audiences’ engagement through gamification!

In this session, you will experience how to gamify your presentation with slides, interactive games, or software. You’ll see different ways to engage the audience to gain more followers, fans, and opt-in participants to your offerings. You’ll hear about a variety of games and activities that will work not only for breakout session presenters and trainers, but also for keynoters.

Get ready to take notes, and get out of your seat for an interactive experience you won’t forget. Your audiences will thank you for it!

You will learn:

  • actionable ideas on creating games within your presentations
  • about current technology tools to create audience engagement
  • what it’s like to participate in the demonstrated engagement activities
  • ideas you can apply from any stage.
Register for the live program or order the recording.
Note: Everyone who registers for the live webcast session or orders the recording will get a link to the recorded video of the online webcast, as well as the audio MP3 for convenient re-listening.

Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 7:00 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific
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Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $49 (webcast)

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If you would like more creative ideas to jazz up your audiences, we’re suggesting the recordings of several earlier programs to complement this program:

  • “How and Why to Gamify Your Speaking/Training Business” with Monica Cornetti
  • “How to Energize, Inspire, and Engage Your Online Audiences” with Warwick Merry CSP, CVP

With your order of this live or recorded session, at checkout you will be offered these recordings.

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