Kevin E. O’Connor

Avoid Canned Speeches: Grow Facilitation Organically

By Kevin E. O’Connor Farmers and chefs know that we love to eat foods described as “organic,” because we know it means natural, pure and without pesticides. Most people have never seen advertisements for an “organic meeting” or one featuring an “artificial speaker,” yet meeting attendees will tell you that interactive games feel “stale,” group […]

Patricia Fripp

Making Your Message Memorable: Five Tips That Add Value to Your Words

By Patricia Fripp Some presenters think that if they talk longer, they are giving more value or getting their point across more effectively, when in reality, audiences of any size, from 5 to 500, are eager for content presented as efficiently and memorably as possible. One of my friends was a sales manager at the […]

Bonnie Jo Davis

How To Create A Successful Professional Speaker Website

By Bonnie Jo Davis There are thousands of people who are or want to be professional speakers.  You have so much competition that you have to be creative in how to differentiate yourself.  One way of doing this is by making a great first impression with your website. Speaker bureaus and meeting planners often book […]