I was excited to be asked to moderate a panel at a 500+ mummy UK blogging conference this weekend.
All the time at Toastmasters came in very handy and the tips and enthusiasm in this group.
Over 80 people were in the room. I was asked to speak and moderate- little did I know how hard that would be ( as a talker myself)
The organizers weren't in the room I would love to have some constructive feedback from the session from the announcer, who's part of the team. Just don't know the best way to go about it?
Plus do I ask the organizers for a reference, testimonial?, quote? I loved the experience and would love to do it again.
I guess I'm wondering what's the best thing to do after being on a panel to inform me and what can I do to lay the foundation for future events. Thanks
You definitely want to get testimonies if you can, as well as some referrals.
You also want to send handwritten thank you notes to the people who invited you to speak.
In the future, you want to give audience members an opportunity to sign up for your newsletter, you want to video record your presentation, you want to pass out evaluations with opportunities for testimonies, etc. There are a LOT of strategies you can use. In fact, check out this discussion: http://www.48days.net/group/speakerssuccess/forum/topics/speak-for-...