Facilitating a discussion in a small group of people can be challenging, but preparing to deliver a speech to a larger audience can be even more difficult and challenging for several reasons.
For one thing, there will always be the risk of judgement. Speakers who are given the task to give keynote addresses need to be very open to constructive criticisms. It is a given fact that speakers cannot and will not be able to please everybody. That is why it is important to be open and optimistic about whatever reaction they may hear at the end of the presentation.
Another challenging factor is that the audience, as well as the organizers, will always have high expectations of the speaker. Usually, before the actual event, the client and the speaker would have a meeting to talk about the objective and the expected outcome of the event. This will set a standard for both the client and the speaker and will serve as a guideline for the flow of the discussion. And at the end of every event, a keynote speaker will be carefully evaluated by both the client and the audience.
Now, in order for a speaker to properly meet both their client’s and the audience expectations, a keynote speaker or any speaker for that matter needs to keep in mind some important tips in preparing for their big day presentation.
First in the list is of course to know the details of the event
Details such as the objective, the audience, the venue, other speakers, etc. – can guide the speaker in his preparation for the speech.
The second important tip is to research well on the topic
When a keynote speaker is invited to give inspiring keynote addresses, his or her speeches can only inspire change in the audience only when he or she has a considerable amount of knowledge on the field.
“Practice makes perfect.”
This is the one of the most important things to remember prior to the day of the actual event. Doing a dry run of the actual speech would always be very helpful most especially in building self composure, confidence and in predicting errors. Some professional keynote speakers do not need to write their speeches before their practice, but they always provide an outline. But for other speakers, they would always need to write and print their speeches before they conduct an oral practice.
In the preparation process, speakers do not only practice their oral speeches, but their materials as well. There are many professional speakers who make use of audio visuals as a supplement to their demonstration. It is important for the speakers to let the organizers or client know what equipment they will use so that all the appropriate preparations should be made. Aside from that, every professional speaker should always provide back-up plans in case something goes terribly wrong.
Be confident and believe in oneself. This is probably among the most important things that a keynote speaker should remember. People who will see and hear professional speakers need to feel that what that speaker is saying is true. And in order to convince other people to believe, is for that speaker to first believe in himself. Even in the process of preparing the actual speech, every speaker should duly convince themselves that what they have researched is true. They should be able to create a connection to their real life experiences. These experiences, when included in speeches, can also help the audience relate to their own lives. These will make the audience feel that what that professional speaker is saying is both true to the speaker and to them.
Keynote speakers give out addresses which especially stress the occasion’s subject and they as a rule offer motivation to occasion goers.Go throught the site motivational-speaker-success for more detail.
Team Callaway is Callaway’s personal team of golfers endorsing for, winning with, and loyal to Callaway Golf. Members of the team are among the best professional golf players. Inside the team’s circle, the best among the bests throughout all times are also chosen. There are only five of them and are called: “The Icons.”
1.David Lead better
David Lead better is the world’s #1 golf instructor. His teaching methods are well-known and recognized in the golf world. He started as a golfer then switched to teaching techniques in 1980. His students for the past 30 years have gathered a massive number of awards and trophies from both major championships and individual worldwide tournaments.
He now owns 28 golf academies in 13 countries. With seven published books about golfing techniques, David Lead better is also the world’s #1 author of golf instructions books. He became a part of team Callaway when he went to Callaway Golf to offer his services. He met Ely Callaway and the two instantly had a good bond. A five-year endorsement contract was signed afterwards and he’s been emphasizing his personal love for Big Bertha since then.
Pete Cowen is the world’s most in-demand coach. His students are very amazed by his knowledge and some of them even made it to Team Callaway. His coaching philosophy is about simplifying everything and focusing only on the important areas of the game. He joined Team Callaway as an ambassador in 2011.
Neil Howe, President of Callaway Golf Europe, Middle East and Africa commented on Pete Cowen’s joining team Callaway. He acknowledged Pete’s move as “a major coup in the golf industry.” Yet, he also emphasized that getting Pete to join team Callaway is a good reflection of how the company is highly committed to equipment, innovation, custom fitting, and the Tour. Above all, he further stressed, is their unwavering commitment to player performance.
Pete Cowen, on the other hand, said that he is honored to be one of this top golf company’s brand ambassadors. Standing alongside such performers and celebrities such as David Lead better, Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and Anoka Sorenstam is indeed something to be proud of. It is hard not to see the value Callaway has been able to offer golfers for the past 25 years. It has always been right at the forefront when it comes to the use of technology in manufacturing of golf equipment. He looks forward to being part of the company as it moves forward.
Being known as “The Black Knight,” “Mr. Fitness” and “International Ambassador of Golf,” Gary Player is now regarded as one of the greatest golf players of all time. He won nine major titles in his career and more awards and titles from the major leagues and other tournaments. He held the record for the oldest golfer to every make the cut at the Masters with the age of 62. He signed an endorsement contract for Callaway Golf at the age of 65 for several products including Big Bertha Heavenly Woods Hybrids, FT-5 Tour Drivers and Rule 35 golf ball.
4. Annika Sorenstam
Anoka Sorenstam is the only girl in the Team Callaway Icons and yet keeps up being the LGPA Hall-of-Famer. She won 10 major championships in her career and holds the record of having the most Rolex LGPA Player of the Year award for having won it eight times. She has won massive amount of awards from different aspects of the golfing and is considered by many as the greatest female player in golf history.
Anoka has been in Team Callaway her entire career and has extended again with another endorsement contract for Callaway Golf that would end in 2016.
Known as “The King,” Arnold Palmer is the most popular and inspirational golf player in history. He has won a total of 92 titles with seven major championships in his career.
He joined the Team Callaway in 2000 after someone let him try a prototype golf ball from Callaway while playing at a desert course in California. A few swings and Palmer considered the ball as a revolution to the golf industry. The golf became Rule 35 Golf later and he decided to endorse it himself.
Patches began as simple pieces of cloth used to repair or “patch” other pieces of clothing. The ancient Chinese decorated over them, which led to the early tradition of embroidery (which, as you may already know, continues even today).
However, it would be until the 1800s when the early attempts to use technology to streamline the whole process. Before, they were made wholly by hand, which made the process impractical for the following reasons.
First, it was too time-consuming. One simple design could take a lot of time to painstakingly embroider. Even the most skilled hand-embroiderer has to take time to focus on the details. Every action takes time – each twist of the hand holding the needle, each replacement of different-coloured threads, among others.
For detail work, for collectors’ items and such, the highly personalized process is okay. However, for the then burgeoning industry, it was not sustainable.
Second, it was almost impossible to maintain quality control, especially for huge numbers of supposedly similar-looking items with just hand-embroidered output.
The above reasons are why in the 1800s, Alphonse Kursheedt and later on Isaak Groebli made machines to try to speed up and streamline the process for making patches. Isaak Groebli is particularly important, since he introduced the first revolutionary version of the embroidery machine for the time, the “Schiffli”, in 1863.
However, who started the need for more “uniform” and more quickly mass-produced decorated pieces of cloth? Well, you probably did not know this, but it was the military that first popularized the use of patches.
Before the 1800’s, there was almost no way to distinguish military officers from ordinary soldiers. It was difficult to distinguish who is who, which is particularly disastrous for a heavily classified regimented group like the military.
Of course, one could present one’s documents for identification, among other things. However, that will take too much time. There was clearly a need for an easily visible identifier for soldiers, so that at one glance, without saying a single word, people will know a soldier’s rank.
Some say that one of the first military groups to use them to designate the authoritative positions of its members is the British Army. In fact, it was from Britain that the United States got its own idea of using patches .
In the United States military, the patch was designed in such a way that in one glance, one could glean a soldier’s signified rank, division, and skill set.
The first versions in the United States were used by the Union Army during the Civil War. Since the war efforts understandably have shifted money away from textile production, the kinds of patch during this time period were simple and easy to make.
The simplicity of the designs were also for easier uniformity, so that the relatives of the soldiers could conceivably make them for their family members.
Later on, during World War I, the army authorized the use of SSI’s, or shoulder sleeve insignia, pieces of cloth attached to military officers’ uniforms for easy unit identification.
Nowadays, new technologies have made patch-making less expensive and more accessible to individuals and organizations who want to use them – even those that are on a really tight budget. From computer programs that help in the design process, to the more advanced embroidery machines that help in the manufacture process, patches can be used by more people more than ever.
Moreover, the patch isn’t for the military anymore. Groups as diverse as camping clubs fire and police departments, sports teams, emergency units, businesses, motorcycle clubs, and schools can all avail of them for their own purposes.