Public Speaking Course:
The Centerpiece Area
In my public speaking course, I teach how to easily incorporate the centerpiece area
of the tables into your program.
saw Dr. Shirley Garrett do this at a large public speaking engagement.
During her presentation she was going to use juggling scarves so she decided to drape these same scarves
in the centerpiece area and it
looked great. The great part was that it was inexpensive, it related to her presentation,
and it gave each member of the audience something to take home so
they would remember her. 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