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Episode 225 – Steve Hughes – Engaging Presentations / audio

Engaging Presentations

Steve Hughes joins host Craig Price to discuss his 2017 Association of Legal Administrators Conference session on engaging presentations.

With Craig presenting 2 sessions – Leading from All Sides and Getting a Grip on Negativity – in Denver on April 4th, he wanted to make sure some other great speakers were showcased.  Steve talks to Craig about introductions, cell phones, powerpoint and more. You can learn more about Steve at theconferencespeaker.com.

CM33: Captivate: Presentations That Engage and Win Over Today’s Distracted Audiences

Wednesday, April 5  3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
What if you were the most amazing presenter in the world? What if every time you stood up to suggest a new idea or propose a change, people would listen and act on your recommendations? The good news is that anyone can learn to captivate an audience and command a room. In this session, you’ll discover how to instantly build rapport with others, use your nervousness to your advantage and handle questions with confidence. Using the latest research and real-world success stories, you’ll walk away equipped and inspired to make a lasting impact within your firm.

Objectives:
• Outline how to grab people’s attention from your very first words and keep it throughout your presentation.
• Discover the secrets to being perceived as more confident.
• Explain how to field any question with poise and flair.
• Demonstrate how to use PowerPoint to be more compelling.

Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of communication skills in the legal industry. No advance preparation is required.

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Episode 208 – 2016 Speakers Roundtable / audio

2016 Speakers Roundtable

Mary Kelly, Jason Kotecki, Jessica Pettitt and Thom Singer (@marykellyspeaks, @escapeadulthood, @jesspettitt and @thomsinger on Twitter) join host Craig Price for his 2016 Speakers Roundtable. Each year, Craig gathers the best minds in the speaking industry to sit down during the National Speakers Association’s annual convention (this year in hell…I mean Phoenix.) to discuss the state of the industry, what new things are happening, what issues are affecting the speaker population and whatever else may pop up. This year, Craig sat 4 talented past guests to discuss marketing and the resulting conversation covered so much more. They discussed capitalism, charity, tapping into your talents, differentiating yourself, referring other speakers and the hottest of topics…when during the podcast would Jessica swear. These panels are always the most requested episodes of Reality Check and this year is no exception.  Celebrate Craig’s birthday by enjoying a gift he gives to himself and to you…his annual speakers roundtable.

Mary Kelly was previously featured on episode 191 and can be found at her website http://productiveleaders.com

Jason Kotecki was a guest on episode 168 and you can learn more about him at http://escapeadulthood.com

Thom Singer has been on the podcast numerous times and can be found at http://ThomSinger.com

Jessica Pettitt has also been on the podcast and previous roundtable discussions and can be found at http://goodenoughnow.com

Special thanks to the National Speakers Association as well as MicroSearch for all their help in getting this episode made.

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Episode 204 – Voices of Experience Interview – The Secrets of Podcasting / audio

Voices of Experience

Steven Iwersen and Pilar Ortiz of this year’s Voices of Experience podcast take the reigns and interview Craig Price on the Secrets of Podcasting. While Craig is away at this year’s Influence conference in Phoenix, he offers up an interview he did for the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Magazine‘s Voices of Experience. With the permission of the NSA, you can hear Steve and Pilar interview Craig on a wide variety of ways podcasting can help speakers.  There’s no mystery to podcasting. Today, it’s easier and cheaper to do than it was five or ten years ago. In fact, all you really need is a smartphone with a good mic and a pair of ear buds! Craig explains what he does and how to make it easier for you to start podcasting today.

The 2015-2016 Voices of Experience was hosted by Steven Iwersen and Pilar Ortiz (@StevenI and @HabloEspanol on twitter).  You can learn more about them at steveniwersen.com and pilarortiz.com.  You can hear the VOE monthly podcast at http://mynsavoe.libsyn.com/ and you can join the National Speakers Association at NSASpeaker.org.

Watch the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OimVTQuLVjY 

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Episode 195 – Blue Sun Interpreting – Sign Language Interpreters / audio

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Jennifer Husband and Leyel Hudson of Blue Sun Interpreting (@comicconterp on twitter) sit with host Craig Price to discuss sign language interpreting.  Kicking off the 2016 Comic-Con season in Texas, Craig brings the first of his Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program episodes with some great “co-workers”.  Craig first met Jennifer and Leyel during his panel with actor David Anders and was so impressed that he also made sure to call them out in his Ming Chen panel that fall at FanFair. The three talk about dealing with celebrities that ramble (Bill Shatner), celebrities that are super cool and interactive (John Barrowman) and how to deal with nerd words that don’t exist in the “real” world. They also discuss their own mini-convention Deaf Con that will be happening May 7th!  But mostly they geek out over upcoming cons and celebrities. They also discuss their latest venture Blue Sun Interpreting.  Blue Sun Interpreting is dedicated to providing qualified, certified, knowledgeable, professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services for comic conventions and other events in order to provide communication access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Not only does Comicpalooza stand behind these great interpreters but Reality Check and Craig endorse them wholeheartedly.

You can find Blue Sun Interpreting at https://www.facebook.com/comicconterp/ and on Instagram at http://instagram.com/comiccon.terp

BONUS: For the first time ever, this episode of Reality Check has been transcribed to provide access to any non-hearing folks! Just click here to download the PDF or download the app!

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Episode 173 – 2015 NSA Speaker Roundtable / audio

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Listen to some of the top professionals around argue topics with host Craig Price in a special speaker roundtable. For his 3rd annual speaker roundtable from the National Speakers Association  convention in Washington DC, Craig invites past guests Avish Parashar, Patrick Maurer and newcomers Shannon Oleen and Jill Schiefelbein discuss a variety of divisive topics. They cover issues like speaking for free, fee integrity, selling or not selling from the stage, what should you strive to be more motivational as a speaker or a true expert? Opinions are expressed, disagreement abounds yet all in a fun and interesting conversation that any speaker, new or experiences will learn from.  

Huge thanks go to our sponsor for this episode Elizabeth McCormick with PilotSpeaker.com. Without her there wouldn’t have been a podcast. Thanks Elizabeth!

You can learn more about these speakers at their websites:

Avish Parashar (@avishp on twitter) – http://www.DingHappens.com

Patrick Maurer (@PatrickMaurer on twitter) – http://pmaurer.com/

Shannon Oleen (@ShannonOleen on twitter) – http://shannonoleen.com/

Jill Schiefelbein (@dynamicJill on twitter) – http://www.thedynamiccommunicator.com/

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