The Centerpiece Area
You can easily incorporate the centerpiece area as part of your program
when using the skills learned in a public speaking course. 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 attendee something to take home to make it easier
to 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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