Bruce's Commitment to Meeting Planners


    In Preparation, I Pledge To:

  • Make myself available to discuss plans for my talk.
  • Educate myself about what your organization does and why.
  • Familiarize myself with the theme of your meeting and make my presentation relevant to it.
  • Remember why I am there and have a specific, well-thought-out plan to accomplish your goals for my talk.

  • Communicate clearly with you in advance of my travel ininerary.

    Upon Arrival On-Site, I Pledge To:
  • Make contact with you as soon as I arrive, and let you know immediately should any serious delays happen.

  • Be totally accessable to you from the tme I arrive until I depart.
  • Retire early the night before my presentation.
  • Be sensitive and reasonable in my use of room charges and expenses.
  • Arrive in the meeting room at least one hour before I speak for a sound check.
  • Actively coordinate with your set-up crew and other presenters to make sure my needs are compatible with your overall needs.
  • Stay in the background and out of the way until called upon to speak.
  • Mingle with the audience and other speakers before the events begins to more accurately align my message with them.
  • Be dressed appropriately, as requested.
  • Make available a simple, brief introduction to my introducer and be available to coach.
  • Make encouraging suggestions to the crew as to how to maximize the effectiveness of my presentation through creative use of lighting, sound and staging.
  • Be present in the room, seated and visible to you well-before my introduction begins.
    During My Presentation, I Pledge To: 

  • Walk onto the platform cheerfully and begin my talk with energy and focus.

  • Never use off-color humor or language.
  • Encourage audience participation through eye contact, questions and interactive group activities.
  • Utilize stories and humor appropriately and liberally.
  • Give the audience well-researched, and useful information.
  • Utilize appropriate multi-media slides and audio or video clips to maximize the impact of my presentation.
  • React maturely, good-naturedly and flexibly to any problems that may arise during my talk.
  • Never be rude or cause personal embarrassment to an audience member.
  • Accomodate questions and comments from the audience during my presentation.
  • Summarize my main points and offer ways for the audience to remember my main points.
  • Consistently strive to relate my points to your organization and people.
  • Never abuse my assignment by turning my presentation into a sales pitch.
  • Only offer my books and tapes if approved or requested in advance, and then only with tact.
  • Faithfully observe my time frame and adjust if requested.
  • Faithfully tell you the TRUTH 100% of the time.

    After My Presentation, I Pledge To:

  • Linger and mingle with my audience and other speakers to briefly answer any questions and hear comments.
  • Check out of my accomadations and depart with minimum effort to you.
  • Itemize my expenses and bill you promptly after the presentation.
  • Provide receipts as required.
  • Promptly fill any orders for my products.
  • Send a copy of my email newsletter for each audience member as a follow-up, if desired.
  • Suggest strategies to continue the impact of my message during follow-up.
  • Never disclose any sensitive information about your organization.
  • Be willing to accept personal phone calls or email to follow-up on the speech from individual audience members or executives.
    To Summarize:

  • I will deliver an exceptionally good presentation in a highly professional manner.
    • *** Bruce Porter faithfully adheres to these accountability standards, originally established by Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE, and past president of the National Speakers Association, as a personal and professional code of conduct for speakers.




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