Platform mechanics at the PSA

Platform Mechanics to enhance your Speaking

I’d never heard of Platform Mechanics until I first joined the National Speakers Association (NSA) about 20 years ago.  Then it was still one of eight professional competencies speakers were expected to master.  Today it seems that the term has largely been replaced by Stagecraft which I find a bit confusing.  Stagecraft comes from the theatre […]

Getting the Room Set-up Right

I don’t know why it is, but no matter how carefully I brief a hotel on the room set-up I want for my seminars, workshops and training meetings, more often than not when I arrive, they have provided a standard hotel room set up. What I find even more alarming is the number of times that I attend a meeting either as a guest speaker or audience member to find that the meeting planner or speaker has not bothered to think beyond this standard room set-up which is often quite hostile to the audience.