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Chapter Meeting -- Rock the Virtual Stage: Creating A Bookable and Memorable Online Experience
Guest Speaker: Tony Chatman
For decades, professional speakers have been known for the art of standing in front of a live audience and communicating their message. Many of us have spent years perfecting our craft knowing that what will often separate us from our competitors is the ability to improve the overall experience of a live event. And then, in an instant, everything changed.
Meeting planners and event organizers are now looking for speakers who can present virtually. Speakers who can connect with their audiences and deliver their message remotely, with impact. Those speakers whose message resonate in a virtual environment will be a sought-out commodity for years to come. Yet to think that it’s as simple as taking your in-person skills and stepping in front of a camera is a misunderstanding that can lead poverty.
Tony says… "Trust me on this one, I had to transform quickly, just like you. In March, I watched as the world finally responded to Covid-19 and all of my speaking engagements vanished into thin air. After having a few conversations with clients, I started getting booked, but now these were virtual presentations. The very thing I’ve hated and tried to avoid for years. On top of that we were in quarantine and much of the technology I wanted to order was sold out everywhere. I had to figure it out and figure it out fast. From client trainings to the Influence 2020 Mainstage, I had to get it right or suffer a defeat I wasn’t willing to endure. Since COVID-19, almost every client who’s hired me has requested additional presentations leading to over 100 paid virtual presentations since the beginning of the pandemic."
In this workshop, Tony guides you through some strategies and techniques that helped convert my in-person speeches and trainings into effective online presentations. Together, we covered:
As is a subject matter expert and recognized thought leader in the area of workplace relationships Tony Chatman has devoted his adult life to understanding what makes people tick, how to bring out the best in people (including ourselves), and how to pass this information on in simple, yet practical terms. Whether addressing our hidden biases, helping navigate disruption and change or providing leaders with skills that make them indispensable, Tony provides practical solutions that aligns with people’s real world experiences.
Tony Chatman delivers presentations that are an entertaining and impassioned balance of both science and practical insight. His ability to help leaders, team members, and people from every background and diversity adopt empowering mindsets and strategies that allow them to adapt, reinvent, and transform the results they produce both personally and professionally. His profound ability to connect with every audience member ensures they come away feeling that he spoke directly to them and impacted by his message.
Tony has worked with hundreds of corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Secret Service, The Department of Homeland Security, Chase Bank, Estée Lauder, and N.A.S.A., to help people reach new heights of effectiveness by understanding themselves and others better.
Tony recently completed his first book: The Force Multiplier: How to Lead Teams Where Everyone Wins and in 2018 he delivered his first TEDx talk – How to Stop Settling for Less.