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Feedback on SNN webcast, “Retreats to Riches: How to Use Small Events to Drive Back End Income and Impact from Your Speaking (Both Live and Virtual)” with Michelle Villalobos, CSP:
Intensive — Up-Level Your Business through Outsourcing
There’s just too much to do. You feel mired down with social media, marketing, updating your website, upgrading your slides, video editing, bookkeeping, and so many other tasks. You’d love others to help so you can focus on the things only you can do. But help can have a hefty price tag.
How do you find and get competent people up to speed so you can offload tasks to them? How do you ensure they can do what they say they can? How do you manage them remotely? How do you determine what can be delegated?
These recordings will answer these questions and more.
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Position your camera *on* your screen — Sam Silverstein
PlexiCam is a way to position your external camera anywhere on your screen for professional-looking video.
Voice-over talent recommendation — Beth Terry
I highly recommend Grant Holmes for voice-overs and putting together demo videos. His voice is superb and he can do different styles depending on your needs. He’s no stranger to the speaking industry, having worked with and around our industry for nearly two decades. To hear him in action, go to grantsvoice.com.
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How to create a fillable PDF — Rebecca Morgan
This article “How to Create a Fillable PDF in 3 Easy Steps” is helpful for those wanting your webinar attendees to fill in your handout on their screens.
Get a domain name for Zoom meetings — Diane Windingland
Even if you send a link to your Zoom meeting, some people can’t find it. Or, you are talking with someone on the phone and want to move to a Zoom meeting, but it’s a hassle to tell them the link. One way to solve these problems is to buy an easy-to-remember domain name that redirects to your Zoom personal meeting room, such as zoomwithtom.com or zoomtom.com.
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COVID’s impact on the number of speaking engagements? — Art Turock
Do you have any data on the COVID’s impact on the number of speaking engagements? What’s the decline been with trade associations, corporate meetings, and speaker bureau bookings? I attempted research with trade associations but found nothing on number of speakers hired for meetings in 2020, and the impact on speaker bureau business in 2020. I’ll report my findings to SNN.
New-speaker advice? — Noah St. John
I’m looking for ideas to share with new speakers. What steps would you tell someone who’s just starting out now to get booked to speak at live and virtual events? I’ll compile and share the answers to SNN.
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