Virtual Conferences and Events in our New Covid-19 Reality!

What a difference a few weeks makes! In the first two months of 2020, I interacted with thousands of people at ten different in-person events on three continents. Now and for the foreseeable future, there will be no live events. However, I am super excited that many organizations have stepped up to create high quality virtual events at a time that many of us are hungry to learn new things. I wanted to share a few virtual events I will be participating in. Related posts: My Thoughts on COVID-19 and Your Business 2018 Calendar of Affiliate Marketing Events: Conferences, Expos & More Will Virtual Reality Change Marketing? We Used Virtual Reality as a Training Tool. Here’s What We Learned. 3 Ways a Virtual Reality Pioneer Is Rebranding the Form ‘This Is Climate Change’ Tells an Urgent Message Via Virtual Reality The History of Augmented and Virtual Reality, From 1838 to […]

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How to Keep a Virtual Audience Captivated

I got trolled, and learned an important lesson in taking public speaking from the stage to the screen. March 25, 2020 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As we all know, all sorts of previously live events are now going virtual. People who planned to give presentations in front of a large room of people are now hunched over their laptops, doing the honors via teleconferencing software. As we cope with this daunting outbreak, those of us who are live presenters are faced with another formidable challenge: Keeping people engaged with our content. We must ensure that they’ll stick around to the end of our webinar to hear our call to action. And if we work for a company, we want them to stay put so they’ll have the necessary guidance to move forward effectively with a project. Many of us might give the exact same presentation and just hope for […]

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How to Dazzle Your Audience in the First 7 Seconds of Your Speech

In the moment after you’ve been introduced but before you begin to speak, anticipation builds. Here’s how to use it to command a room. February 14, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I once attended a breakfast lecture series to see a man speak about design for 30 minutes. Five minutes into it, I wished I had stayed home to make myself some eggs. The man committed many sins typical of inexperienced public speakers. He made his slide deck more important than what he had to say. He used advanced technical jargon instead of language that his layperson audience could understand. But his most egregious mistake happened before all of that. In fact, it happened in the first 7 seconds.  What he did that morning is done often, by most speakers I’ve seen. First, he thanked the person who introduced him. Then he greeted everyone and asked […]

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Learn Presentation Tips From an International Business Pro

Overcome your fear of public speaking and deliver presentations that increase your bottom line. January 13, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. No matter how severe your fear of public speaking, chances are you’re going to have to do it at some point in your life. Whether it’s giving a professional presentation or speaking at a wedding, life is full of instances where you have to be the center of attention. And, naturally, you want to make a good impression. In business, that good impression can be worth a bundle. If you need a little help with your presentation skills, check out Dr. Andrew Stotz’s How to Become a Great Presenter & Increase Your Influence. […]

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I Will Speak At Your Live Or Virtual Event For Free!

I’d like to offer you a free speech on the topic of my newest book Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans which comes out January 7, 2020. Related posts: How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans How to Bring True Diversity to Your Marketing by Eliminating Tokenism In the Studio to Record our Audiobook of Fanocracy What is Elizabeth Warren a Passionate Fan of? What is Fanocracy? Me on the Tony Robbins Podcast What is Beto O’Rourke a Passionate Fan of? Entrepreneur Live! Event Streaming Here

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When That Weird No Pants Dream Comes True

You know that weird dream? The one where you’re in your underpants and you need to be somewhere in a few minutes but don’t have any clothes? Related posts: Thanks to You, a Lifelong Dream Came True How This Croatian Basketball Player Made His NBA Dream Come True How Not to Market to Millennials: My Weird Experience at a Timeshare Resort These Tips Can Help Make Your Dream Vacation a Reality How ‘Shark Tank’ Helped Shape My American Dream 3 Insider Tips to Keep Your Startup Dream Alive 5 Simple Job Hunting Techniques to Land Your Dream Job 10 Weird Habits That Can Actually Be Good for You

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Nail Your Next Big Toast with This Public Speaking Training

Learn proven public speaking strategies for less than $20. November 6, 2019 1 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Hate getting in front of your coworkers to speak? Having nightmares about giving a presentation? Public speaking is an incredibly common fear but it’s also one that you can fairly easily address. There are many proven strategies and training programs out there designed to help you not only get over the stage fright but make more compelling, engaging talks and presentations. Resources like The Public Speaking Bundle can help. This 4-course bundle is on sale today for just $19. Here’s what you get. The Complete Presentation & Public Speaking Course – Cover every part of the public speaking […]

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How to Effectively Use Q&As after Keynote Speeches

The keynote speaker at your event just delivered a fabulous talk. Attendees offer sustained applause and perhaps a standing ovation. As an event planner, you’re thrilled! But now what? Should the keynote speaker have a Q&A session? Or not? Related posts: Want to Speak at MozCon 2018? Here’s Your Chance – Pitch to Be a Community Speaker! 6 Ways to Grow Your Public Speaking Business Step into the Spotlight as a Community Speaker at MozCon 2019 I Went From Unknown Speaker to Charging More Than $10,000 Per Gig — and You Can, Too Top 10 Ways to Facilitate a Fascinating Discussion How to Convert Your Social Media Followers Into Customers Effectively ‘Tonight, We Stand Here, and It Feels Like We’re Finally Winning,’ Say Sexual Abuse Survivors in Inspiring Speeches at ESPY Awards All the Important Stuff From Apple’s WWDC Keynote

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Get the web’s top-rated public speaking course for just $13. October 3, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Public speaking is a common nightmare-inducing fear but, contrary to popular belief, the solution isn’t just to imagine your audience in their underwear. Overcoming your fear of public speaking takes time, practice, and a little adjustment in your mindset. It won’t happen overnight but the difference that becoming a good public speaker can make in your career is that dramatic. From in-house presentations to conference speeches, being able to confidently present your ideas can be a huge boon for your career. If you struggle with public speaking, check out this course: Complete Public Speaking Masterclass For Every […]

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What is Beto O’Rourke a Passionate Fan of?

Today and tomorrow are the second round of Democratic Presidential debates in the 2020 cycle. Over the past few months, I’ve traveled to candidate town halls to ask each candidate a simple question: “Outside of your work and your family, what are you a fan of, what are you passionate about?” Today we share what Beto O’Rourke told us. Related posts: Democratic Presidential Candidates Not Using Digital Platforms to the Full Potential Use Humor To Make Your Email Marketing Stand Out How Digital Marketing Changed the 2016 Presidential Race and Will Change 2020’s. What is Elizabeth Warren a Passionate Fan of? What is Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee a Passionate Fan of? What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? Create Exclusive Experiences for your Most Passionate Customers

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What is Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee a Passionate Fan of?

We travel to 2020 Presidential town hall events in New Hampshire to ask a simple question of each candidate: “Outside of your work and your family, what are you a fan of, what are you passionate about?” Today we share what Jay Inslee, the Governor of Washington state, told us. Related posts: Democratic Presidential Candidates Not Using Digital Platforms to the Full Potential What Marketers Can Learn From 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Text Messaging What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What is Elizabeth Warren a Passionate Fan of? Are You Hiring the Best Candidate for the Job or the One You Like the Most? Create Exclusive Experiences for your Most Passionate Customers 6 Signs You’ve Found the Right Candidate

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What is Elizabeth Warren a Passionate Fan of?

We travel to 2020 Presidential town hall events to ask a simple question of each candidate: “Outside of your work and your family, what are you a fan of, what are you passionate about?” Today we share what Elizabeth Warren told us. Related posts: What Marketers Can Learn From 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Text Messaging Democratic Presidential Candidates Not Using Digital Platforms to the Full Potential Why Warren Buffett Still Has a Flip Phone Despite Holding Tons of Apple Stock Warren Buffett Says He Eats McDonald’s 3 Times a Week and Pounds Cokes Because He’s Not ‘Bothered’ by Death Apple Stock Soars to New Heights Thanks to Warren Buffett’s $44 Billion Vote of Confidence Facebook Pulls Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Ads on Breaking Up Social Network What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of?

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What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of?

In the research for our new book Fanocracy: How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans, my co-author Reiko and I interviewed hundreds of people about their passions and their fandoms. I am super excited to share a project we’ve been working on for months – a Q&A video series about what the U.S. Presidential candidates are passionate fans of. It’s a question they’ve never been asked on the campaign trail, until now! Related posts: What Are The U.S. Presidential Candidates Passionate Fans Of? What Marketers Can Learn From 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Text Messaging Democratic Presidential Candidates Not Using Digital Platforms to the Full Potential Presidential Candidates Back Marijuana Justice Act, But What Would It Do? The Risks of Candidates Climbing Back Down the Corporate Ladder How to Turn Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans IHOP, #IHOb, And Lying To Your Fans As A Marketing Strategy Create […]

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Learn to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

The Complete Presentation and Public Speaking Course will have you wowing audiences in no time. June 11, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If you start sweating when you think of that big presentation in front of investors, you’re not alone. Up to 40 percent of Americans struggle with stage fright, and that can be a real problem when you’re the captain of a startup. If you want your next presentation to be your best speech ever, The Complete Presentation and Public Speaking Course has you covered. Venture capitalist and award-winning business school professor Chris Haroun teaches this comprehensive course. He uses exercises, examples, and templates that will give you a leg up on your […]

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Top 10 Ways to Facilitate a Fascinating Discussion

At most conferences, the panel discussions are terribly boring. In fact, some panels are so dreadful that many attendees use the time to network in the hallways or check emails. But it doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve moderated dozens of panels and witnessed hundreds. Here are my top ten ways to make the next panel you moderate the highlight of the event. Related posts: How Come Every Tech Panel Is Always a Tech ‘Manel?’ 5 Ways to Implement Business Casual Communications 5 Timeless Ways to Earn Your Audience’s Time and Attention How to Turn One Idea into a Fascinating Four-Part Series Prepare Now or Perish: 5 Fascinating Jobs of the Future How Google Works – A Call for a Search Discussion SPI 224: Hack Teaching—A Discussion about Education and Getting Results with Mark Barnes 5 Ways Hemp Is a Boon for Health

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Master the Art of Public Speaking for Less Than $20

Expert Bill Hoogterp will teach you how to ‘own the room’ across 31 different video lessons. February 13, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If you’ve ever been recruited to deliver a public speech, someone likely gave you a particular tip before you got behind the podium: Picture your audience in their underwear to make your stage fright disappear. Did the person who shared that advice have good intentions? Yes. Is it bad (and somewhat icky) advice that only made you feel more uncomfortable onstage? Also yes. When it comes to doling out public speaking advice, few of us can produce something that’s actually constructive: “Look at your audience’s foreheads, not eyes”? They’ll definitely notice, […]

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Improve Your Public Speaking Skills in Just Two Hours, And for Less Than $10

Start relishing the act of delivering a presentation with this course led by career coach Andrew Whelan. February 9, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. When you think about it, public speaking is a lot like dying: everyone dreads the inevitable moment they have to do it themselves. Sure, it’s not as scary as sharks, government corruption, or the looming threat of another world war — that’s according to a recent survey of U.S. adults’ fears — but giving a presentation to a crowd of strangers doesn’t exactly top most people’s bucket lists, does it? As is the case with many kinds of anxieties, confronting and exploring the source of your public speaking phobia can […]

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6 Ways to Grow Your Public Speaking Business

Internationally renowned keynote speaker Adam Smiley Poswolsky shares his advice on growing a public speaking profile. January 31, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a keynote speaker, I spend a great deal of time talking with people about what it takes to run a speaking business. It’s incredibly meaningful to connect with people at different companies, nonprofits and schools, but sustaining a speaking business requires a lot more time and energy than the 60 minutes I spend on a stage. Speaking, like any other profession requires a ton of work behind the scenes. I spend months working on my presentations, hours on calls with event organizers and new leads, and have done several hundred speeches over the past 20 years for free to pay my dues, fine tune my craft and give back to the community. Now that public speaking is my full-time job, […]

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Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking for Less Than $20

Learn how to engage audiences of all sizes with tips from a bestselling author and veteran actress. January 3, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If only spiders, snakes, and closet-dwelling boogeymen were still the only things you feared. Now that you’re all grown up, you know that there’s something even scarier out there: public speaking engagements.  According to neuropsychologist and author Dr. Theo Tsaousides, glossophobia — the fancy name for the fear of public speaking — affects 25 percent of us, making it among the most common fears. In a 2017 article for Psychology Today, he detailed the debilitating effects it can have on a person, even in mild cases: “Fear of public speaking can […]

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How Individual Motivational Guest Speakers Can Educate You in 2019

If you want your next event to be amazing and unforgettable, consider booking these speakers. December 31, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When considering guest speakers you are booking for your events this year, you probably get excited about booking big names like Tony Robbins or Dave Ramsey to speak at your event. However, after you call the bureau, your dreams are crushed — these speakers can be slightly outside of your budget, or the firm dates you need are already blocked out. Because of this, I’m often asked about up-and-comers or people who have knocked it out of the park at events I’ve attended with unique angles of motivation. The more I travel, the more fortunate I am to see people from different backgrounds — and with different personalities and ages — crushing it on the speaking circuit. Here are some guest […]

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