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Public Speaking Course: 

The Centerpiece Area

In my public speaking course, I teach how you can easily incorporate the centerpiece area as part of your program.  I recently saw Dr. Shirley Garrett do this at a large public speaking engagement.

She was using juggling scarves on stage during her presentation, so for her centerpieces she decided to drape these same scarves and it looked great. It was also inexpensive, it related to her presentation, and it gave each member of the audience something to take home so they would remember her message. This idea could also score you some points with the meeting planner who may be able save quite a bit of money on flowers or other ornamental centerpiece items. Having good skills involves thinking ahead, thinking creatively, and thinking how you can help people save money while you make money. 

Your public speaking course will also teach you that you could make the centerpiece area as a revenue generator for you. You pre-sell your books or tapes to the meeting planner and then you can stack them attractively in the middle of the table. This gives everyone at the table something with 
your name on it to take home and won't cost much more than a fancy 
centerpiece that only one person at each table gets as a door prize. 
Use the middle of a roundtable to tie your message in AND make more 
money. 

 

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