The Nine Ways the Business Speakers Forum assist You as an Entrepreneur

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How can the The Speakers Practice – Business Speakers Forum assist you as an Entrepreneur?

By using the Forum – there are many ways this Business Speakers Forum can assist you – Here are Nine ways-

Entrepreneurs generally:

Work by themselves or with small groups on projects to follow their dreams
They are really focused on what they are doing and trying to achieve
Entrepreneurs always looking for ways to promote their business.
Entrepreneurs are always wanting to learn more to better their business

So how can the Business Speakers Forum assist Entrepreneurs?

The Business Speakers Forum is designed to assist Entrepreneurs to Promote Their Business by Speaking – Speaking is a great way to get to a large number of potential clients easily and get your message across.
For each Business Speakers Forum, there is a 30-45 minute training session on a topic around Presentation Skills in the workplace – this gives the attendees current, uptodate information about a variety of topics – the Trainers are all Professionals in their fields – your Facilitator, Adrienne McLean is a member of the National Speakers Association of Australia and has connections to gather experienced speakers who address valuable topics. See http://www.thespeakerspractice.com.au/business-speakers-forum
The Business Speakers Forum – provides an audience for Entrepreneurs to test out their presentation – after the presentation – the presenter talks to the audience to find out observations about the presentation – did the message get across? – Did the presentation flow and was it easy to follow? – Was the delivery entertaining? The Peer Mentoring used is incredibly powerful way to develop skills.
The Business Speakers Forum meets for five sessions four times a year. This gives an Entreprenuer regular times to attend without it being too onerous.
At the Business Speakers Forum – Videos can be prepared – there is a suitable Sony camera along with quality video lights in place for the meetings. Attendees are able to present short – 1-3 minute videos – if attendees present one video each session for the full series – for $187 they can have 5 videos of suitable quality for a newsletter or blog. How useful is that to an Entrepreneur for promoting their business? Blogs with video are three times as likely to attract inbound links.
Entrepreneurs can work on material at the Business Speakers Forum, to assist them to prepare for a big pitch to an investor or client. This is incredibly useful for really fine tuning their presentation and knowing that they are prepared for the big day.
Networking is important and at the Business Speakers Forum – attendees get to speak with Like-Minded Entrepreneurs who are forging their business forward. Connections are made and business is created at this forum.
Presentation Skills are a priority – your Facilitator – Adrienne McLean – will build your confidence , assist in areas that you can develop , shows practical ways to prepare for presentations. Adrienne finds avenues to assist you to promote your business by speaking – Rotary events and Radio are some of the ways available.
The Business Speakers Forum is a highly informative training session with presentation skills development – it is highly interactive , a place to experiment on ideas and presentations, a place to create and practice video and a place to learn from others. Have a look at our website – http://www.thespeakerspractice.com.au/business-speakers-forum

Come along! Join our Meet-up Group and follow the wonderful series of trainers and activities . – http://www.meetup.com/Business-Speakers-Forum/

What do you say when someone asks about what you do?

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Michael Port is an International Author of Book Yourself Solid and has a marvelous system which he claims is the Fastest, Easiest and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients. This overview is about one section of Book Yourself Solid which will assist you at networking events, pitching or when you’re in that elevator explaining to someone what you do!

OK, you are at a networking function and someone comes up and asks ” What do you do?” Well, its this response that you really need to be clear on and even practice over and over so you know it so well that you say it naturally.

What are the five sections that Michael Port asks you to identify?

The following five points are:

1. Summarize your target market in one sentence

2. Identify and summarize the three biggest and most critical problems your target market faces

3. List how you solve these problems and present clients with unique solutions

4. Include the most dramatic results that you or your clients have achieved

5. List the results and the deepest benefits your clients receive.

Its these five points that you need to prepare and then learn. You need to know them so well that you can say them in your sleep!!

Then, there are three versions that you prepare a Long, Medium and Short version and then you can use these when you feel its appropriate.

The Long Version:

You know how (Insert part 1) do, are, or feel about (Insert part 2)

Well, what I do is ( Insert Part 3)

The result is (Part 4)

The benefits are (Part 5)

This is an overview of what you do that really addresses the issues for your target market and how you can help.

The Medium Version is:

You know how ( Insert Part 1 and 2)

Well, what I do is (Insert Parts 3 and 4)

This gives a concise overview of what you do.

The Short and Quick version is:

I help (Part 1) with achieving (Part 5).

This gives a quick overview with the benefits to your clients.

Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port is a really great read for anyone who is in business – his 7 core self promotion strategies are an incredibly powerful system to follow – its well worth your while to get a copy of this book – its a valuable resource.

http://www.bookyourselfsolid.com/ Published with Michael Port’s approval.

The Impact of Video – Connecting You with Your Customers

The Speakers Practice offers a Presentation and Video program to assist business people to create online video for their website. How does the workshop help the business owner?

Our “Effective On-Camera Presenting Skills program” where our guest trainer, Tim Stackpool , Media Skills and Publicity Professional, guides attendees through a training day looking at presenting on camera from the presenting , appearance , learning to use Autocue and one-on-one training with the attendees 1 – 2 minute video script (which they had practiced and knew before attending). This fine tuned their presentation and they got an opportunity to become familiar with the camera.

Our second day “Connect with your Audience by Video”- the attendees have more one-on-one practice then the presentations were filmed with professional Lights, Camera, Microphone and equipment with a white background. This is in a professional studio or can be in a specific location for groups. The video was professionally edited and the video files were emailed to the attendees.

This training package can assist Business owners, business groups, networking groups, chamber of commerce to improve viewing rate and ultimately turn interested parties into customers. The video produced are of a professional standard that a Business owner can be proud to have on their website to represent their business.

Here’s some Testimonials about this program:

Contact The Speakers Practice on adrienne@thespeakerspractice.com.au or ring 0414 367 960 for more details.

This training can increase your chances of Connecting You With Your Customer!

Here are some statistics –

Visitors who view product video are 85% more likely to purchase than visitors who do not (Internet Retailer April 2010)
On-Line video is the fastest growing ad-format in 2012 with nearly 55% growth (eMarketer Jan 2012)
52% of Consumers say that watching product video makes them more confident in their on-line purchases (Internet Retailer 2012)
Shoppers who viewed video were 174% more likely to purchase than those who did not (Retail Touch Points Channel Innovation Awards 2012)
More than three out of five consumers will spend atleast 2 minutes watching a video that educates them about a product they plan to purchase and 37% will watch three video for more than three minutes
Professionally produced video optimized for eCommerce out performs user generated video by 30%
Blog Posts incorporating video attract three times as many inbound links as blog posts without(SEOmoz October 2009)

The reality is that on-line video is becoming more and more important with this digital mobile world we now live in.

If you own a business and have a website or blog then on-line video can help the viewing rate significantly.