Best Speaker Video Contest, enter now!

Last year about this time, we ran a contest to find the best speaking expert’s website.Team of business colleagues at seminar

I was overwhelmed by the response. If you missed it… http://ow.ly/2Fh68

Well, this year I’m on the hunt for the best speaker video.

We’ll be reviewing videos in search for:

1. First 45 seconds – how well you capture our attention

2. Quality of presentation content (storytelling, humor, message, etc)

3. Stage presence -how well you command the stage

4. Relevence – Is your information current and useful

5. Unique – Are you showing us something we may not have seen before.

TO ENTER: Please post a link to a video (any length) on below under “Speak Your Mind”.

NOTE: The panel will ONLY REVIEW THE FIRST 5 MINUTES of your video.

CONTEST CLOSES: October 31, 2010

Panel includes: Me – Jane Atkinson

Joe Calloway – speaker extraordinaire http://joecalloway.com/

Robin Creasman – speech coach and video producer http://www.robincreasman.com/home.html

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  • http://www.natebattle.com Nate Battle

    Hi Jane,

    One more for the contest.

    http://natebattle.com/about.htm

    Thanks!

    Nate Battle
    Battle Coach
    http://www.battlecoaching.com

  • http://www.gildabonanno.com Gilda Bonanno

    Jane,
    Thanks for hosting this contest!

    The video I’m submitting is from my speech, “How Will You Spend Your 28,000 Days?” at the 2009 NSA Convention in Phoenix. The format was “Pecha Kucha” or as NSA called it, “20-20 Lightning Round,” which required me to deliver a speech in only 6 minutes and 40 seconds, using 20 slides that advanced automatically every 20 seconds.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7aslwS5JXM

    Regards,
    Gilda

  • Al Argo

    Jane,

    You have some great speaker demo videos posted here!
    Good luck judging! I’ve learned a lot from studying these and others across the web!

    Thanks for the contest! It’s a great idea!

    Al Argo “The Attitude Adviser!”
    http://www.al-argo.com
    @al_argo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZdAsmGDtlY

  • http://www.danceyourjoycoach.com Celeste Ametrine

    Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this contest!

    http://youtu.be/08sKfZGUgNg

  • http://www.richardking.net Richard Andrew King

    Richard Andrew King’s speech contest video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3p5SEIwH1I

  • http://www.LessonsFromTheEdge.com Arty Trost

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFEr93EfrlM

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you choose as the top videos – and learning from your reasoning for your selections. Thank you!

  • http://www.andycore.com and core

    Really looking forward to seeing Jane’s input on a great video!

    Here’s mine:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muHJ9y8O2wA

    Andy Core – Work/Life Balance

  • http://www.woodencourse.com lynn guerin

    http://www.mspvideos.com/lgdemo/
    not sure this went through the first time
    lynn

  • http://www.jeffmowatt.com/videos/index.html Jeff Mowatt

    Just did some updates to the video that we uploaded last week. Thanks!
    Jeff

  • http://www.kreekspeak.ca Adam Kreek

    Here is a celebrity-type video to be entered in the contest.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/adamkreek#p/a/u/1/hRkCvWN5ye4

  • http://PriestessTV.com Cindy Morris

    Greetings Jane!

    Thanks for putting this fun contest together.
    This is an excerpt from my talk: The Monsters have Escaped from under the Bed

    http://www.youtube.com/user/PriestessTV?feature=mhum#p/u/3/DZq-Box-UD0

    Hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoy giving the talk!

  • http://www.matthallat.com Matt Hallat

    2 time Paralympic Downhill skier, Matt Hallat, talks about overcoming cancer on his way to racing on the biggest stage.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqw2X-jhgwo

    Feel free to post comments on YouTube and let me know what you think.

    Matt

  • http://www.michelleray.com/videos.html Michelle Ray

    Hi Jane,

    Michelle again…Not sure if it worked with the link so I am trying again to enter. Here is the link:

    http://www.michelleray.com/demo.html

    Thank you,

    Michelle

  • http://www.maryellenlanglois.com Mary Ellen Langlois

    Okay – well I’m going to take a deep breath and just do this. I have not been able to afford Jane one on one (yet) but find her emails very helpful! I started speaking professionally about a year ago and am receiving great response from the audiences. My speaking engagements come from word of mouth right now. My demo is a bit raw but it’s what I have right now and I would love you and your team to take a look. Uhm, I’m going to shut up now. Oh, thank you for taking your time to look at this. Seriously, I’m shutting up now…wait, my demo is also on you tube under my name Mary Ellen Langlois but I don’t know how to post it onto your site. Okay, I’m done – I’m done.

    http://www.maryellenlanglois.com/DEMO.VIDEO.html

  • http://www.davehorsager.com Dave Horsager

    Hi Jane,
    Speaking video contest entry.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqsSZGNZdq0
    Dave

  • http://www.simontbailey.com Simon T. Bailey

    Jane,
    Thanks for the opportunity to share my brilliance with you! Here’s my most recent video for your viewing pleasure –

    http://www.youtube.com/brilliance777#p/a/u/0/veREsqHhUHg

    Live Brilliantly!
    Simon T. Bailey

  • http://www.OvationConsulting.com Bill Stainton

    I’ve always enjoyed public humiliation, although generally not my own. But what the heck, here’s my video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdUdKjzX2NY

  • http://www.bryandodge.com Bryan Dodge

    Great Panel! Thank you for the opportunity. I am actually submitting this for Bryan Dodge. My name is Frank Massine, I am Bryan’s business partner.

  • http://www.mainlandgroup.com Ken Stevens

    I am honored to share my recent speech

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nSYx5UnGf4

  • http://www.styleforsuccess.com Terry Pithers

    Thanks for this fantastic opportunity, Jane.
    Sometimes a sound glitch will even help your video, as you’ll see.

    We are a husband and wife speaking team.
    We speak together (on this video) and separately.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/style46s#p/a/u/0/Oc33-H3OOAI

  • http://www.jesusnebot.com Jesus

    Thanks for the opportunity Jane. Below is the link to my speaker video:

    http://www.jesusnebot.com/speakingReel.htm

    With much Love and Gratitude,

    Jesus

  • http://www.theinspiraitonalmarketer.com Mark Allen Grainger

    What a great way to engage your tribe Jane!

    Here’s the link to my speaker demo video: http://www.theinspirationalmarketer.com/speaking_training

    MARK ALLEN GRAINGER
    The Inspirational Marketer
    An Uncommonly Skilled Personal Branding Strategist

  • http://www.liveamythiclife.com Tom Anderson

    Here’s my entry. Thanks for this opportunity.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b59ziKPkdF0

  • http://www.patrickomalley.com Patrick O’Malley

    My video starts with a “Deal or no deal” segment where I bring in my mother as the “model”, so its pretty endearing.

    See http://www.patrickomalley.com

    Thanks for your consideration.

  • http://www.speakingofanne.com Anne Pritchard-Grady
  • http://www.hardtimesandholyplaces.blogspot.com Kris Belcher

    Since going blind, I’ve found that laughter heals pain, eases discomfort and brings joy to life.
    Here are just a few examples that make my situation a bit more fun.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7UqrBYt4QY

  • http://MotivationalMessages.net Melvin Adams, former Harlem Globetrotter

    http://blip.tv/play/g%2B4iApjVHw%2Em4v

    Public Schools are my niche! I love to reach the leaders as well as the most “at risk” students and most of all connecting with them! I get to speak to the greatest kids on earth! Thanks for all you do! Melvin Adams, former Harlem Globetrotter

  • http://www.venusjones.com Venus Jones

    Hi Ms. Jane,

    When I speak my mind the purpose is to remind us all to keep that inner light on and shine.
    My video was initially submitted for another contest but you’re making me think I could add it to the beginning of my presentations.
    Thanks for the opportunity to share.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Stargoddess1#p/u/10/1CU4qLEPiN8

    With a whole lot of love and light,

    Venus Jones

  • http://www.tjwalker.com TJ Walker

    Great idea. I will promote this heavily on my site.

  • http://www.steveshapiro.com Stephen Shapiro

    I have so many videos. Instead of giving you clips, fancy intros, and all the bells and whistles, I decided to give you my “meat and potatoes” video. Here is my 6 minutes at TEDx NASA, an event with 1,800 rocket scientists (and more watching video live streaming broadcast).

    http://www.vimeo.com/15265556

    Although I know you are only watching the first 5 minutes, you may want to enjoy the last minute as it is a funny story/picture from a trip I took to Australia :)

    Thanks!

  • http://manishathakor.com/ Manisha Thakor

    I’m so excited to be considered. Thanks!

    http://manishathakor.com/speaking/

  • http://www.bingoyoursober.com Maurice “Mo” Murray

    Jane:

    Thank you for this opportunity. It is perhaps no concidence that this month [October] is declared by SAMHSA “National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month” promoting the motto “Join The Voices of Recovery.” I nominate “Bingo!” I present the emotional core of “Bingo” in my You Tube video clip on my Web Site Home Page: http://bingoyoursober.com/default.aspx

    thanks again for all your encouragement… Mo Murray

  • http://www.ceciervin.com Ceci Ervin

    This speaking venue had to be exactly 5 minutes long. It had to have 20 slides that auto advanced every 15 seconds. It was a excellent challenge to shove my story in a 5 minute format. I’m new to public speaking, this was my first time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaTL_z2IakQ

  • http://www.NickBontis.com Nick Bontis

    Hi Jane, great idea.

    Here is a brief 4 minute video clip in which I discuss how “technological advancement forces industry displacement”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25CcOxJNkGQ

    Cheers, Nick

    Dr. Nick Bontis
    http://www.twitter.com/NickBontis
    http://www.youtube.com/NickBontisMedia

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnb3HelEqDE Hugh Curley

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5l06mmlVyI&feature=player_embedded Mike Morrow
  • http://www.winsley.com Wayne Winsley

    Please enter my video in the contest

    http://winsley.com/

    Thanks

  • http://fuelforlife.com jacob cherrington
  • http://www.carmazzi.net Arthur Carmazzi

    Wow, so many great videos, I couldn’t resit to add one more that I Just finished… Hope that’s ok! This one is at YouTube, AND I would be very grateful to get feedback and comments from my fellow speakers!!!
    Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfNe-U4KtuMne

  • http://www.JasonBlackLIVE.com Jason Black

    What an awesome way to spread the best of what we, as speakers have to offer! Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Here’s an edit from the Main Platform at the Million Dollar Round Table conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E9cD3j3_Vs

    Webpage: http://www.JasonBlackLIVE.com
    More Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/JasonBlackMiracle

    Happy to be in such good company! Thank you.
    Jason Black, Inspirationalist.

  • http://www.maureenmanley.com Maureen Manley

    Fun contest. Fantastic to see other speakers work and passion in action. Thanks!
    Maureen

  • http://www.maureenmanley.com Maureen Manley

    Fun contest. Thanks!
    Maureen

  • http://www.getjohnyoung.com John Young

    Very cool idea Jane. Here is my video, enjoy the experience.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfbDgKHFfs0

  • http://www.carmazzi.net Arthur Carmazzi

    Hi Jane

    please enter my video, its the first thing you will see on my site at http://www.carmazzi.net

    Thank you
    Arthur

  • http://www.TheWineCoach.com Laurie Forster

    Here is my entry to the video contest. It works best if you are sipping wine while watching it:)

    Demo Viedo:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zntSvSwT_Io
    or

    http://www.thewinecoach.com/speaking-corporate

    Cheers,
    Laurie Forster
    The Wine Coach

  • http://migdalchiropractic.com drlynnmigdal

    Please enter this video, thanks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZyp1KgtNiU

  • http://www.HealthcareHumor.com David Glickman

    Great idea for a contest, Jane! Here’s my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBTdum1VhQI Thanks!

  • http://www.terrigiosia.com Terri Giosia
  • http://www.marketingspeakerjimackerman.com Jim Ackerman

    We’re all tuned to the same radio station… WIIFM. I tried to remember that when I developed this speaking demo…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF3EDl9jdRU

  • Karen Harris

    Here’s a link to Tim Sanders new video – hot off the presses – so hot it’s not even on his home page yet:) – xoxo
    http://www.vimeo.com/15036165

  • http://www.dradambordes.com Dr. Adam Bordes

    Here’s my video about healthy living and weight loss. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    http://www.dradambordes.com/SPEAKING.html

  • http://www.daynasteele.com Dayna Steele

    Find Your Inner Rock Star: Build Your Stage for Success! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oob0wx9oFg

  • http://www.davehillspeaks.com Dave Hill

    In this video I speak to 200 people. I use humorous and serious stories to help the audience learn the importance of levity and wisdom, when dealing with life’s challenges.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/davehillspeaks#p/c/7781995CBDD651F4/1/Xp6g1cg4JYE

    Dave Hill
    web: http://www.davehillspeaks.com
    Articles: http://www.davehillspeaks.wordpress.com
    Video clips: http://www.youtube.com/user/davehillspeaks

  • http://www.on-the-right-track.com Rhonda Scharf

    Just a quick promo – but I think it does the trick http://www.on-the-right-track.com/video.html

  • http://www.insidethemaddness.com Richard Rondeau

    Thanks for the opportunity to share my life saving video. Unfortunately, my story is not unique but it is very, very personal.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX5guqx9P-w&feature=related

  • http://www.MotivationalSmartAss.com Avish Parashar

    Cool contest! I just re-did my video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwl-n1ky7nw

    I am really looking forward to seeing other people’s videos as well as learning from the top entries!

  • http://www.MarkBlackSpeaks.com Mark Black

    Great idea for a contest Jane. I look forward to seeing everyone else’s but I’ll throw mine in the ring for fun:) Watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su98tVKndBI

  • http://www.TheresaRose.com Theresa Rose

    http://theresarose.com/video.html

    Here is my video! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://www.jimkukral.com Jim Kukral

    First? :) Here’s my speaking video. Love to be entered.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBaa9tCBHms