Event Registration

August 30, 2011 by  
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All authors should take the time to create their own Platform Speaking event where your audience comes to hear you speak or you are a part of a larger group event.

The challenge is how to keep track of the number of attendees so you will be prepared for the event. When an event has no charge, I have seen speakers use a service such as Evite.com. It will work, but it doesn’t look very professional as it is designed for more personal events like a birthday party.

I have found several services that are effective and will event take  information while you provide them your account information and won’t have to wait until the event to receive your fees. They will charge a small fee for the processing which is passed on to the attendee.

Vertical Response includes an Event Marketing program with their service and will add Email Marketing for a pay as you go fee. Their monthly fee is $8.50 and 2.5% of the ticket price plus $ .99 per transaction. They also provide a Survey Response service for an additional $11.48/month and postcards for 75 cents a piece. free online

EventBrite has the same basic fee structure with a maximum charge of $9.95

GuestListApp also can be used for online events. However, there is no fee for free events as well as non profit events. Their regular fee is 2%.

One of my friends uses Glitzcity for all of her events and has been pretty happy with the results. The challenge is you have to open an account before you can get any further information.

Editing Teleseminars

August 23, 2011 by  
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Once you’ve completed your teleseminar or webinar, you’ll want to edit your project to create a professional project. This used to intimidate me because I had no experience with audio projects, but now after a few times of editing my own projects, it is a very simple process.

You can use Audacity which is free and does a great job or Camtasia which is about $450 but also allows you to video your computer monitor while you’re using your computer. It is an excellent training tool.

I record a lot of my speaking engagements. When I add a new program I’ll record the first few so I am able to evaluate what is effective, what works, what the audience responds to and what I like about the presentation. Then I’m be ready to record the program and create the CD.

I like to use a music introduction and a few seconds at the end. Also, it is important to add tracks every 10 minutes or so when someone is listening to the audio, they won’t have to start from the beginning if they stop before it has ended.

Almost every audio program uses nearly the same editing tools so I believe whichever program you use is fine.

Here’s a short video to let you see the basics of how I edit my audio programs.

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