Andrew Chow : Speaker One Sheet

As a professional speaker, I am often asked to submit my bio and profile by client who wish to hire me for key note or training. In the past, I used to send them more than 10 pages of professional speaking history, testimonial, pictures of past speaking engagement, etc. These can be generated entirely from Linkedin or created from frequently updated material.

In the past, I thought the more details I provide, the higher the chance of being hired. Nothing is further from the truth. What most client require is a Synopsis usually in one or two pages of One Sheet.

How do you stand out among so many professional speakers especially when you become to the Asia Professional Speakers – Singapore (APSS)?

The details you should consider having on that One Sheet are:

1. Name and your designation

2. Five key points about yourself

3. Media Appearance

4. Book Written

5. Major and Recent Client

6. Signature Program

7. Standard Key Notes

8. Social Media / Email contacts

9. Interesting quotes

10. Client Testimony

11. Community or Charity Involvement

12. Brand Ambassadorship

13. Awards / Accolades

The purpose of Speaker One Sheet is for Personal Branding. It tells your target audience your unique value preposition. It answers their question as to Why should they be hiring you.

The design should be Clean, Crisp and Creative.  Design your personal logo if possible. Stick to your usual colour, align it with your name cards, website, blog or postcards.

Below are two of my One Sheet, one from Richard Gavriel Speaker Management and the other my own design.

Andrew Chow Speaker One Sheet

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Interview : Richard Gavriel, the best Speaker Manager in Singapore

Grace Tan, the star blogger in STOMP and her own famous blog – Working With Grace, interviewed Richard Gavriel, my Speaker Manager.

If you like to find out the his answers to the following questions, check out this post.

1) How did you make the transition from Wedding Planner to Speaker Manager, and what do you love about what you do?

 2) Share with us about how you balance the demands of your work and time for your family. Which comes first – work or family? Why?

3) What are some of Life’s lessons that you’d want to share with your daughter as she’s growing up? 

4)      You’ve mentioned your Christian faith as being a huge factor for your success. How have you applied Christian principles to your work and life, and how has that made a difference? 

5) Share with us some tips on people skills, from your experience of working with people from various walks of life. 

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Review : How to Provide High-Content Virtual Events to Enhance Your Bottom Line

How to Provide High-Content Virtual Events to

Enhance Your Bottom Line

 Date : 8 May 2012

Venue : Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore

Event : Annual Convention 2012

Organiser : Asia Professional Speakers Singapore

Presented by Pamela Jett, CSP

Reviewed by Andrew Chow

Why do virtual events?

Type Pros Cons
Free “public” Easy

No Risk

No profit

Can limit future profit

Client Sponsored Easy

No Risj

Can use their technology

Ceiling on profit
3rd Party Sponsored Easy

Big Audience

Can sell other product/services

Low fee

Play by their rules

Self-Sponsored “Public” Not difficult

Broad reach

Profitable

Can be daunting

Slight risk

 

Where do we start?  Ask ourselves some key questions:

  • What’s my delivery platform?
  • What do my competitors charge?
  • What will I charge?
  • Where is my audience located?
  • What time do I schedule?
  • Who will be paying?
  • How will I handle “back office?”

What are some of the marketing strategies?

  • Negative titles sell.
  • Creativity matters.
  • Bullet point descriptions inspire confidence.
  • Offer a “series.”
  • Offer individual and group pricing..
  • Make sure program is recorded.

How to fine tune your delivery?

  • Think “training” – not motivational speaking.
  • Find their pain and be a pain reliever.
  • Tools, tips, techniques create value.
  • Think anecdotes, not stories.

How to Turn your “Stage Presence” into a Compelling “Virtual Presence”

 

  • Remember the basics of good structure.
  • Provide multiple applications.
  • Pace matters!
  • Energy matters even more!!!

 

Blunders and How to Avoid Them

 

  • Telling your “signature story.”
  • Not being interactive.
  • Forgetting the audience is there.
  • Q/A sessions.
  • Too much housekeeping

 

Most important points to remember!

 

  • Structure content so your audience knows the R.O.I.
  • Market first, then develop the content!

 

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Spirit of Service Award 2012 by Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS)

Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS)

Since 2010, the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS) has annual awards given to members of the Association during its Annual Convention. This year, it is held from 7-8 May 2012.

Spirit of Service Presidents’ Award

This is awarded to a person who has been of immeasurable support to the President for that calendar year. The nominees and the recipient for this award will be selected in January each year by the two Presidents of that calendar year. These two Presidents will inform their decision to active past Presidents to obtain a supporting quorum. It is highly likely, but not a specific requirement, that a member of the Board of Directors will receive this award.

Spirit of Service Award

This is awarded to a member of APSS who has served the Association in an outstanding way during the year and has demonstrated dedication to the Association.

(Left to Right)

David Lim (President’s Spirit of Service Award 2012),

Andrew Chow and Shirley Taylor (Spirit of Service Award 2012)

Received the Spirit of Service Award from Shirley Taylor, President of APSS and Tim Walde, Immediate past President

The winner and the award ...up close and personal

Winning the Spirit of Service award during the biggest stage of the year in APSS is a real honour

“Congratulations to Andrew Chow on receiving the Spirit of Service Award in recognition of his great contribution to APSS during the year, especially in raising awareness and gaining exposure for the association and its members through many media opportunities.

Since he joined the association, Andrew has made a great effort to get to know our members and help to put them in the spotlight. He has really got involved in the association and shown a true spirit of service. Congratulations, Andrew, and thank you!”

- Shirley Taylor, President of Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS), 2011/12

When i first shared this on Facebook, I didnt expect to get 185 likes and 85 congratulation messages.

A star blogger friend of mine – Grace Tan who owns http://workingwithgrace.wordpress.com wrote a wonderful review of our Annual Convention and Awards

Some of my fellow speakers in Richard Gavriel Speaker Management, led by Mr Richard Gavriel himself, my best friend in business

The APSS Annual Convention 2012 organising committee

The APSS Ex Co - 2011/2012

On the next night, I was interviewed by http://www.in988.com for my sharing after winning the award

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Pucha Kucha by Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS) – 23 Apr 2012

What is Pecha Kucha?

Pecha Kucha was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creativity worldwide.

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of ‘chit chat’, Pecha Kucha rests on a simple presentation format of 20 slides x 20 seconds (6 min 40 sec). This format makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Pecha Kucha APSS-style

All CSPs (Certified Speaking Professionals) and Professional Members who attend this Pecha Kucha Night will be invited to be ‘friendly judges’ based on 3 criteria: Content, Delivery and Humour.

The Presenters of 1st APSS Pecha Kucha are :

Joanne_Flinn
Joanne Flinn
Joanne is a Diagnostician of Project Failure and its Cure
Pecha Kucha Topic: The Success Healthcheck for Projects
Presentation : NA
Andy_Ng_copy Andy Ng
Andy is a Sales and Management Trainer and CoachPecha Kucha Topic: Bosses are the problems – How management, not staff, is creating problems in performancePresentation : http://www.slideshare.net/ideasandrew/apss-pecha-kucha-boss-are-the-problems
Daniel_Tay
Daniel Tay Xiong Sheng
Daniel is a Grassroots Leader, Entrepreneur and Trainer
Pecha Kucha Topic: Taekwondo: How to sharpen your mental focus
Meenakshi_Sarup Meenakshi SarupMeenakshi is co-founder of LOA Centre SG, Law of Attraction practitioner and learner, and a lover of lifePecha Kucha Topic: It’s all about the vibes – how the Law of Attraction worksPresentation : http://www.slideshare.net/ideasandrew/apss-pecha-kucha-law-of-attraction
JimKhoo
Jim Khoo
Jim is an independent certified John Maxwell Leadership trainer and speaker
Pecha Kucha Topic: Leadership starts with YOU!
Cynthia Cynthia Zhai
Cynthia is an Executive Voice Coach. She helps leaders uncover their influential voice, which inspires them to embrace change and take action.Pecha Kucha Topic: Don’t change your voice. Uncover It.Presentation : http://www.slideshare.net/ideasandrew/apss-pecha-kucha-dont-change-your-voice-uncover-it
Bhavani_Prakash
Bhavani Prakash
Bhavani is a sustainability recruiter, speaker, trainer and writer. Founder of Eco WALK the Talk and Green Collar Asia.
Pecha Kucha Topic: Planet Earth is Hiring!!

The results of the APSS Pecha Kucha:

  • Best Content Speaker : Joanne Flinn
  • Best Delivery Speaker : Cynthia Zhai
  • Best Humor Speaker : Bhavani Prakash
  • Best Overall Speaker : Bhavani Prakash

Photographs of the night can be view from : http://www.asiaspeakers.org/gallery/category/15-apss-pecha-kucha-night.html

 

 

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