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Sparkling Presentations Tips for Speakers

 

If you’re a professional speaker — or want to be — listen to this candid 45-minute interview on March 7, 2017 with Debra Simpson, Executive Director of Speakers Guild USA, interviewing Sheryl Roush, for Insider Tips into serving meeting planners (and BOOSTING YOUR BUSINESS).

Pick up tips YOU can use in your own business:
• Challenges most organizations have, including  communication and attitude
• Creating tailored programs for meeting planners and clients that audiences rave about
• Driving more attendance to events with effective marketing
• Insider Tips for speakers and conference planners
• Adding value with Pre-Conference and Post-Conference events
• Having fun with creative and meaningful event themes

Listen or Download the free Mp3 audio here:
http://speakersguildusa.com/sparkling-presentations-sheryl-roush/

And if you want to gain additional bookings, consider a membership listing on the Speakers Guild site!

Participate in the 7 Ways to Speak And Market Like A Pro eBook!

 


I’m inspired to write my next book… and would love for YOU to participate in the content!

7 Ways to Speak And Market Like A Pro
The book is a GUIDEBOOK and will be offered FREE so YOU will get a PDF copy of it (whether you participate in it or not)!

You can even click over and reserve your copy of the book now, at http://speakandmarketlikeapro.com/

Please reply with your responses to and or all of the following questions:
SPEAKING

  • In your life (now or in the past) when you have needed to speak (introducing yourself at a networking meeting, giving a speech, sharing your ideas, etc.) what are/were your greatest challenges in Public Speaking?
  • And how did you overcome them? What thoughts, tips, techniques work for you?

MARKETING

  • In your business (or when promoting an event or cause, etc.) what are your greatest challenges in Marketing? (social media, print marketing, or other)
  • What did you find provided you the best results?

OFFER YOUR INPUT PLEASE, before April 7, 2017.
Subject Line: eBook Contribution
Email Sheryl@SherylRoush.com

Speak Like A Pro! Free Seminar March 11, San Diego

FLYER DOWNLOAD: Sweetwater Valley Club-Flyer-Sheryl Roush 3 11 2017

Need to give presentations?
Want to boost your public speaking skills?
And communicate with others more effectively?

Attend this FREE SEMINAR for techniques you can use right away!
Ideal for any level of management, administration, sales, marketing, education…
and in any industry or field. Bring your friends, boss and co-workers to this program!

  • Authentically connect with others, in one-to-one conversations and in groups.
  • Gain insights into having greater credibility, confidence and rapport.
  • Discover time-saving tips to design and deliver effective presentations and briefings!

Public Speaking & Training Tips You Can Use Immediately!
Presented by professional speaker and speaking coach, Sheryl Roush.

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:00 – 10:00am
Location: Center for Joyful Living, 5120 Robinwood Rd, Suite C, Bonita, CA 91902-1913
Corner of Briarwood & Robinwood-off Hwy 54

This FREE program is proudly sponsored by Sweetwater Valley Toastmasters Club #3225, Sweetwatervalley.tmclubsites.org
RSVP by March 10: Ted Parsons, gt.parsons@sbcglobal.net, 619-267-4760
FLYER DOWNLOAD: Sweetwater Valley Club-Flyer-Sheryl Roush 3 11 2017

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Sheryl Roush is CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc. She has given over 3,500 in 12 countries. In 1993 Toastmasters awarded Sheryl their elite designation of Accredited Speaker, judged in six categories. Less than 70 people in 142 countries have received the honor since 1981. A Professional Member of the National Speakers Association since 1990, both the San Diego and LA Chapters honored her with “Member of the Year,” as well as their Golden Microphone. As a conference keynoter, she has opened for Marie Osmond, closed for Geena Davis, and been on programs with Olivia Newton-John, Marcus Buckingham and Suze Orman. A 17-time award-winning published author, she also received the 2016 Author of Influence. As a speaking coach, clients include: Deepak Chopra’s lecturers; the Charger Girls (16 seasons); Intuit’s TurboTax® sales team; San Diego Zoo & Safari Park; SDSU professors; Southwest Airlines; UCSD; UCLA; and the US Olympic Training Center training our US Olympians.

Sheryl Roush Speaks to Mensa Gatherings

MENSA: Speaking to the Brilliant

Whenever I heard the word MENSA, I shuddered at the mere thought of being in the presence of a person of such high intelligence.. let alone speaking to a large room of them!, commented Sheryl Roush.

The International High IQ Society.

“Mensa” means “table” in Latin. Mensa is a round-table society, where race, color, creed, national origin, age, politics, educational or social background are irrelevant.

Mensa has three stated purposes: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members.

On July 1, 2016, Sheryl presented at the American Mensa Annual Gathering, held in San Diego, with the theme of MENSA-CON (like Comic-Con), with a ballroom filled with eager attendees, ready to learn how to connect better with others. To offer perspective… there are around 134,000 Mensans in 100 countries throughout the world. The annual gathering is truly a meeting of the minds!

Now, keep in mind these are brilliant individuals, from 2-100 years old, from varied industries and backgrounds. Candidates for membership of Mensa must achieve a score at – or above – the 98th percentile on a standard test of intelligence.

Sheryl recaps, In the beginning of my presentation they each took a brief communication skills assessment (which the answer they referred to as “binary”), indicating different modalities (they referred to as “channels”).  We had a blast!

Testimonial from the event chair:
Sheryl Roush is such a dynamic and engaging speaker that we felt very lucky to have her present at the 2016 Mensa-Con American Mensa Annual Gathering. Her presentation on “7 Secrets to Connect with Anyone” was well-attended and among our top rated presentations for the conference. We were fortunate that it was effortless to work with her regarding scheduling and setup and she exceeded our expectations as an interactive and captivating addition to our Leadership Development program.
LaRae Bakerink, Chair, 2016 Mensa-Con

(Sheryl practices what she teaches, but, no, is still not a Mensan.)

February 18, 2017, Sheryl will again be addressing American Mensa at the Regional Gathering. Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa (GLAAM) is the local group for Los Angeles, Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties, most of San Bernardino County, and parts of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Riverside Counties. Event information here, http://www.glaam.org/rg/2017/speakers/

For more information on American Mensa go to www.us.mensa.org
For a list of celebrity Mensans, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mensans

Speak Like a Pro – January 23, 2017

Need more confidence communicating?
Ready to connect better when speaking?
Want to be more engaging with others?

Public Speaking & Training Tips You Can Use Immediately!

FREE PUBLIC SPEAKING SEMINAR
Ideal for any level of management, administration, sales, marketing, education… and in any industry of field.
Bring your boss and co-workers to this program!
* Authentically connect with others, in one-to-one conversations and in groups.
* Gain insights into having greater credibility, confidence and rapport.
* Discover time-saving tips to design and deliver effective presentations and briefings!

Monday, January 23, 2017  •  6:00-8:00pm
AMN Healthcare, Auditorium,12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
Free Parking in the on-site parking structure.
Check-in, handouts & beverages 6:00-6:30pm.
LIMITED SEATING, please RSVP by January 19 at http://tinyurl.com/2017Elite

Sheryl Roush is CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc. , speaker and speaking coach. Toastmasters honored Sheryl as the 28th Accredited Speaker, judged in six categories, and is one of only 69 designated in 142 countries. The National Speakers Association honored her with “Member of the Year” in both of Southern California Chapters, and their Golden Microphone. As a keynoter, she has opened for Marie Osmond, closed for Geena Davis, and presented on programs with Olivia Newton-John and Suze Orman. A 17-time published author, and 2016 Author of Influence, her award-winning books include Heart of a Toastmaster, Heart of a Woman in Business and Heart of a Military Woman. Clients include: Deepak Chopra’s lecture team, the NFL Charger Girls (16 seasons); Intuit’s TurboTax® executive sales team; the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park; SDSU professors, Southwest Airlines; UC-Berkeley, UCSD, UCLA and U.S. Olympians. A graphic designer for over 35 years, her expertise blends perfectly for coaching organizations and individuals to Speak And Market Like A Pro!™  Sheryl has been active in Toastmasters since 1987.

Sheryl Roush to Present at Washington, D.C. International Convention

Toastmasters Podcast #108:
2016 International Convention
Special Sneak Preview

In this 24:00 minute interview with Greg Gazin, you’ll meet three incredible speakers scheduled to present education sessions on Friday, August 19 at the 2016 Toastmasters International Convention in Washington, D.C.

Barab Roush Rice

 

 

 

Each hold the highest designation “Accredited Speaker” (AS) from Toastmasters for professional caliber platform speaking, and these are three of the only 14 females of 67 globally who have earned the credential since 1981.
They are:
Anne Barab, DTM, AS
Sheryl Roush, DTM, AS, PDG
and Rochelle Rice, DTM, CSP, AS, MA

Click here for the podcast:

Or paste link into your browser:
http://bit.ly/tmpodcast109

Tips: Submitting Call for Presenters Online

Question: Regarding online applications for conferences and events. What are the key aspects you believe has gotten you selected as a presenter or speaker at conferences and events based on applications you’ve submitted?

Personal opinion:
Online Applications …. Call for Presenters and Submitting Proposals…. UGH!
This is one of the biggest time-consuming activities speakers need to do….
and no TWO on-line submission forms are ever the same…
and often do NOT have the blocks requesting information that NEEDS to be submitted.

7 Key Elements to Successful Online “Call for Presenter” Applications:
1) Give them exactly what they WANT/REQUEST, then (if character count allows) add your additional marketing text.
2) It’s vital to include answers to their “WIIFM?” and the “takeaways” from your presentation.
3) Always provide LINKS to your sites (whether they ask for them or not).
4) Always provide LINKS to your VIDEOS (whether they ask for them or not).
5) If known, tailor (or tweak) your presentation title (or subtitle) to their theme.
6) Use numbers or bullet points of the BENEFITS in your text.
7) Use positive language (assumptive close) as IF you already have booking.

Bonus Tip:
Craft your text in a Word.doc, checking spelling, punctuation and character count, THEN cut-and-paste into the online boxes. KEEP your word.doc in that Event file.

Sheryl Roush, CEO, Sparkle Presentations, Inc.
SpeakAndMarketLikeAPro.com

Debriefing a Workshop

After keynoting a conference held at at George Washington University a couple years ago, I stayed over an extra night, and presented a Sunday bonus seminar for attendees, on Speak And Market Like A Pro!™   Well-attended, participants chipped away at a “gold mine of great ideas” they could use in their own endeavors.

One of those exuberant attendees, discovered this Golden Nugget, and included it in his NEW book, Write It, Speak It: Writing a Speech They’ll Applaud!

Tom Pfeifer sent me a copy, with a post-it note on the pages (10-11) where he referenced that ah-ha!

“… At the end of her workshops, Sheryl asks her audience for golden nuggets–the one thing each audience member will take away from the workshop and implement in his or her own public speaking repertoire…. My golden nugget was:
It’s not about you, the speaker. It’s about the audience.

He continued, “By then, I was not only writing speeches but delivering them. I always wrote speeches with the audience in mind, but I wasn’t delivering them with the audience in mind. Now I repeat to myself before I write and before I speak: It’s about you, not me. The spotlight is on you. Not me. You’re here to learn something….”

 
Tom PfieferTom Pfeifer is an award-winning journalist from Southern California, who then served as a congressman’s press secretary and communications director in Washington, D.C. In 2013, Tom founded Consistent Voice Communications, LLC, helping small businesses, associations and individuals communicate through clear, concise and consistent messaging. For more information about Tom, valuable blog articles, and to order his book, visit YourConsistentVoice.com
 
Note: This is NOT a paid solicitation, but a personal post and endorsement by me, Sheryl Roush.

International Coaching Week (ICW)

ExperienceCoachingWebBannerMay 16-22, 2016

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL COACHES WEEK:
During this week, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share coaching’s impact. From educational sessions, to coaching demonstrations to panel discussions, ICW offers something for everyone. Originally started in 1999 by ICF Member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, ICW educates the public about the value of working with a professional coach and acknowledges the results and progress made through the coaching process. The International Coach Federation is a proud sponsor of ICW. Coaches around the world are encouraged to participate by holding special events locally. Professional coaching is a powerful experience that is shifting corporate culture from command and control to collaboration and creativity. Coaching is developing stronger leaders, better communicators, more productive employees and increasingly positive people.

ABOUT SHERYL ROUSH:
As the 2005 President of International Coach Federation (ICF) San Diego Chapter, San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance (SDPCA), Sheryl Roush states, “We’ve taken pride as a cutting-edge leader of this education and service for decades now. Lives are changed as a result of quality mentoring and coaching. I hire coaches myself! Being a professional coach since 1990, my expertise has grown from merging my areas of experience, credentials and more so, passion!”  Bio here.

Receive a FREE 15-minute coaching call with Sheryl Roush
, at SpeakAndMarketLikeAPro.com, or click here.

Join the #ExperienceCoaching conversation on Facebook, International Coach Federation 2016.

Read the ICF post.

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