Here are five things every member needs to know about our Live Marketing Q&A Meetings:
1. There's a NEW TIME through June! We're now meeting at 11 AM Pacific · 12 PM Mountain · 1 PM Central · 2 PM Eastern. The dates are May 23, June 6, 13, 20.
2. In Q3 (July, August, and September) the Live Marketing Q&A Meeting shifts to WEDNESDAYS at 9 AM Pacific. Make a note on your calendar now so you never miss a chance to ask questions and get your answers!
3. How does it work? Each participant may ask ONE question per meeting. If there are more than 8 participants in the meeting, we may brainstorm to "merge" similar questions. See the Live Marketing Q&A page for more specific details.
4. All meetings are recorded and posted with the full written transcript within 24 hours. The recordings page has all 3 of the most recent meetings in case you missed one, or want to be reminded of the answers.
5. Insider members, have YOU got a few questions you'd like to ask? Good news! You can upgrade to Insider+Plus for just one month whenever you want. The current member upgrade price is only $39 when you upgrade through your profile. Or you can shoot me an email if want me to do it for you.
Did you know that your introduction sets the tone for your whole presentation? And no matter how good you are, it can be next to impossible to recover from a bad introduction. So how do you get a great introduction when you don't know who will be introducing you--every time you speak?
In this webinar, you will discover:
The avoidable introduction mistakes that ruin your credibility
How your introduction can prepare your audience to love you
• YES, there will be a video replay! Available 24/7/365 for members ONLY.
• YES, the video, slides and handouts will be posted for ALL members.
• YES, members (YOU) may sign up for the live webinar to get the reminder. But you do not have to register to attend because the link is already available for you (see link above).
• YES, you may invite your friends or clients to attend this webinar as your guest (regularly $10; no charge with code: XXXXX. Get the registration link AND code on the Member Specials page: Member Specials
❌ NO, guests will not have access to the downloads and materials (even paid guests). Replays and handouts are for members only.
Got another question? Please post it in our FB group because others may have the same question. So you'll be helping others as you help yourself.
To your prosperity & profitability,
Veronika (Ronnie) Noize
YOUR Virtual Marketing Coach
Are you a speaker? Do you have a great speaker introduction?
In this month's webinar (coming on the 19th), we'll be talking about the 10 ways to get your audience to love you even before you take the stage to speak.
Here's a sneak peek at our content (spoiler alert!): One of those 10 ways is to have a great speaker introduction.
The purpose of your speaker introduction is to answer the three questions in the audience's minds before you open your mouth:
Who is this person?
Why should we believe this person?
What can we expect from this person today?
Here is a quick list of the top 10 stupid (because they are SO avoidable!) mistakes speakers make with their introductions. See the full article (link below) for why these mistakes matter, and how you can correct them.
Mistake #1: Not having a written introduction prepared.
Mistake #2: Using your official bio as an introduction.
Mistake #3: Not sending your introduction to your host before the event.
Mistake #4: Not bringing two hard copies to the event.
Mistake #5: Not having a phonetic pronunciation of your name or other potentially problematic words. For example: Noize rhymes with "toys".
Mistake #6: Too long of an introduction that bores the audience.
Mistake #7: Too short of an introduction that doesn't answer the important questions.
Mistake #8: Not tailored for or specific to the topic and the audience.
Mistake #9: Missing qualifications that establish your credibility or authority.
Mistake #10: Reading your own introduction, which is awkward for you and the audience.
For tips on how to correct these mistakes, see the entire article here: ↓
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When speaking in real space and time, especially now after the pandemic curtailed in-person meetings for so long, you may find your audience is distracted before you begin. Because your success depends on getting and holding their attention, it's possible that you'll need something more than just a great introduction (which we are covering in this month's webinar).
Way back in the golden olden days pre-pandemic, my friend (a substitute teacher) Katrina Ayres taught me how to get a group's attention by clapping. I used that exercise effectively, then added a couple of twists of my own to magnetize attention and create excitement. Because I love speaking to a pumped up, enthusiastic, electrified audience!
Here's my script for an attention-getting call-response series with gestures [in brackets]:
If you can hear me [one hand to ear], clap once. [clap hands once]
If you can hear me [one hand to ear], say "hey." [point with ONE hand]
Can you hear me [both hands to ears]? Clap twice. [clap hands twice]
Can you hear me [both hands to ears]? Say "okay"! [point with TWO hands, bouncing twice]
Can you hear me [one hand to ear]? Clap once. [clap hands once]
Can you hear me [both hands to ears]? Say "YAY"! [raise ONE hand like a cheer/fist pump then raise both hands and applaud].
I've used this at networking and association meetings, seminars, and even at a boisterous meeting outside. It works!
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