Speaking News
4th Quarter 2011

Demo Video Tips

One of the most important tools you can have for promoting your speaking career is a professional, informational online demo video.  Even well-known personalties benefit from having a professional video.  Here are some tips for making your demo video compelling and helpful for event planners.
  • Be sure to have at least 2 consecutive minutes of you speaking before an audience.
  • Introduce your expertise, testimonials, books and media clips but do not make this the bulk of your video.  At the most, feature this information for 30 - 60 seconds. Your written marketing materials should spotlight this information.  Event planners are viewing your demo video to see your presentation style.
  • Use professionally video taped presentation clips.  Make sure the sound is clear and that the video quality is light (err on the light side - many video clips are too dark for computer viewing), sharp and color corrected.

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What Do Event Planners Want?
More event planners are requesting complimentary "add-ons" from the speakers they are booking.  Popular extras that can help secure a booking include:
•  Book signing
•  Pre- and/or post-event media interviews
•  Onsite press conference
•  Pre-event invitation/introduction video recording
•  Break-out session
•  Attending a VIP event (meal or cocktail reception)
•  Pre-event evaluations / data gathering
•  Specific industry research
•  White paper / articles
•  Helping promote the event via social media

Speaking News is a quarterly newsletter featuring speaking industry trends and career tips.  Published by Speakers Platform Speakers Bureau.
Speaking Topic Trends

•  Economics
•  Leadership
•  Innovation
•  Team Building
•  Productivity
•  Motivation
•  Health-care
•  Relationships
•  Sustainability


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