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Teleseminar Basics for Public Speakers

November 21, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 116

There have been public speakers around for thousands of years. Traditionally speakers have provided their talks in front of a live audience. With the rapid shifts we have seen in technology in recent years, a speaker has many more options for getting their message out there. One of the best new formats available to speakers is the teleseminar. This is a no to low-cost format easily accessible to all. All you need is a conference call service and you're ready to go. Teleseminars are a great way to build your reputation, and promote your other products and services. If you want to launch your speaking career into the stratosphere, follow these teleseminar basics.

1. Be prepared. Make sure you are familiar with all of the features of the teleconference service you have selected. Prepare an outline for your talk and spend time practicing. Be sure to have any materials you may need during the teleseminar ready and at your fingertips. If you are fumbling for materials or trying to figure out how to use a particular call feature, your audience will have little tolerance for your lack of preparation, and you will not come across as a professional.

2. Avoid dead-air during your presentation. If you have prepared well for your teleseminar you should be able to avoid dead-air time. Not only will long pauses bore your audience, it may make them wonder if they have been disconnected from the call. Have additional information handy to use as filler if you find you have more time than you anticipated.

3. Be articulate and clear. This is important for any talk you give, but is even more important for a talk you are delivering in a teleseminar. Remember phone connections may make it harder for your participants to hear, and understand, what you are saying. Speak clearly and don't talk too fast. It is not necessary to use difficult language in your talk. You can demonstrate that you are knowledgeable without talking over the heads of your audience. You want your audience to be able to relate to you, and have no trouble understanding what you have to say.

4. Project a confident and powerful demeanor. Let your audience know through your tone and pitch that you are confident and knowledgeable. Show your enthusiasm and passion for your topic. Your passion for the subject will be infectious.

Getting Started:

1. Decide on your topic and the type of audience who will attend.

2. Select the date and time of your teleseminar. Plan your teleseminar at a time when your audience will most likely be available to attend.

3. Send teleseminar invitations to all those who may be interested in attending. Promote your teleseminar on your website, blog and in groups and forums you belong to.

4. Make sure that all of your equipment is working properly.

5. Do a trial run by asking family and friends to call in for a mock teleseminar.

Every teleseminar is an opportunity to build your reputation as a dynamic speaker. To make the most of every opportunity follow these basic guidelines for your talk.

1. Arrive early for your teleseminar. Be the first to call in.

2. Greet your audience members in a friendly manner so they will feel welcomed and appreciated.

3. Introduce yourself at the beginning of the teleseminar.

4. Sound approachable at all times.

5. Stay organized and follow the outline you prepared.

6. Set the scope and limitations for your presentation.

7. Know your topic thoroughly so that you can answer any questions your audience may have.

8. When you are using webcam, always look at the camera.

9. End your presentation by providing them resources and your contact information. The end of your teleseminar is also the perfect time to mention other products or services that you have to offer.

For over 25 years Dr. Arnold has been CEO of Windhorse Corp., where he assists the nation's top speakers, coaches, authors, entertainers, business owners and sales executives. His mission is single focused: to help his clients learn the insider secrets how the Top 1% of Speakers earn massive amounts of money with their speaking career in the most direct and easiest way possible. To get more tips you can use immediately to improve monetizing your speaking, presentation, and coaching skills, sign up for Dr. Gary Arnold's monthly e-newsletter by visiting and entering your email address.

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