Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tom Antion - Advertisements



You can concoct fake ads, or use real ads that are funny in your presentation.



They can be read aloud, projected, or distributed as handouts. I got an idea for a funny ad from an attorney friend of mine who was hired by a legal temporary service. I used the following flier as a fun way to keep my practical joke company's name in front of clients who were involved in the legal profession.



Watch for funny ads that relate to your business or presentation topic in magazines and other periodicals. Cut the ads out and photocopy for distribution as a handout or make them into slides and overheads.



Jay Leno has a series of books called Headlines I, II, and III. Besides having really funny headlines from newspapers and magazines, the books have lots of blooper advertisements along with commentary from Jay. My favorites are the funeral monument company that advertised a lifetime replacement guarantee and the sporting goods store that advertised a Back-to-School special consisting of high-powered rifles.


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Monday, December 20, 2010

Tom Antion - Attention Speakers. Join My Public Speaking Social Network

If you haven't seen it yet, my free social network Public Speaking Space is growing into a large and fantastic place to meet and network with other top public speaking professionals. Look at all you can do there:

Set up your own profile
Upload your videos for all to see
Post your own blog posts
Write and network with other members
Give virtual gifts to others
Learn the latest techniques from my paid membership site
Ask questions or give answers
And much more!

Membership is free and easy, so go and make new friends and get the latest news in the speaking world.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tom Antion - Size

The size of your audience has a direct effect on the types of humor which are
most appropriate, the expected audience response and the timing of the
presentation.


Members of very small business groups tend to be too self-conscious to
laugh much. Use short one-liners. Be brief and informal with your humor;
don't use any long stories or jokes.


In small groups laughter will come more quickly. It's now OK to stretch to
jokes and short stories. Your presentation will take less time to deliver than to
a large group.


A presentation to very large crowds in enormous rooms or venues such as
stadiums will take longer to deliver because laughter comes in waves. The
portion of the audience right in front of you will laugh first. Then most of the
rest of the crowd will laugh. The third wave will come when those slower to
get the joke finally do, and when those who laugh because everyone else is
laughing kick in. You must allow time for this phenomenon to occur. In large
crowds you must play to the back of the room. These people are hardest to
reach.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tom Antion - Target a Niche Market for Your Home-Based Internet Marketing Business

One of the advantages of Internet marketing is that you can select a topic that interests you and target a niche market that shares your passion. After you choose your subject and narrow your audience, you can decide which approach to take to reach your market.

How will you reach your customer?


  • One-to-one approach
    This approach relies on search engine keywords to draw users to your website as they browse the Internet. Once they have found you and given you permission to use their email to contact them, you may reach out to your customers through email promotions. In addition, you can nurture a client relationship by routinely posting blogs and inviting visitors to your site to interact directly with you.



  • Appeal to specific interests and locations
    With this method, you can define your market according to age group, gender, geographical location and special interests and then post ads based on the keywords your target enters when browsing. For example, a tire company can post advertisements on racing and trucking websites with the assurance that the audience has a similar interest.


What do you need to start targeting your market?

For starters, you will need a website, an email program and a blog. You will also need to know how to use keywords, shopping carts, merchant accounts, autoresponders, search engines and social networking programs In addition, you will need to develop and package products such as e-books, MP3 files, and e-courses.

To discover how to easy it is to learn these skills required for operating your home-based Internet marketing business, visit http://imtcva.org/program/curriculum/.

Public Speaking - Get Coaching




When you really get serious about improving your presentation skills, you will probably want to get some professional coaching. A good speaking coach will be able to objectively evaluate where you are now and help you formulate a plan to get where you want to be. There are no quick fixes, but you can make significant improvement quickly if you work at it and have the proper direction. The old joke is that the only way you can get fixed in one session is if you're a dog.

A speaker coach will evaluate you either in person or with the help of video and audio tapes. He or she will need to interview you to see what you think your strong and weak points are and to see exactly what you want to accomplish. The coaching necessary to prepare for a one-shot presentation on television would be completely different from the coaching you would get to be a better trainer.


I like to use video when I train speakers although it is not absolutely necessary for improvement. A speaker coach may use any number of different techniques to try to help you toward your goals. You might be asked to stretch, or do deep breathing exercises. You might even be asked to read from a child's book. Your coach will do whatever he or she can to help you improve.

Your investment for private coaching can run from $20.00 per hour to several thousand dollars per day. If you are a beginner, you probably don't need the high priced Madison Avenue intensive training program. However, if you are a CEO with a major keynote presentation coming up that could help secure millions of dollars worth of business, then an intensive program might be right for you.

Another good way to get practice is to join or start a Toastmasters club. They are excellent training forums for basic speaking skills. You can also get great practice by volunteering to do free talks for civic groups like Rotary and Kiwanis.

If you are serious about making a career of speaking, join the National Speakers
Association.

Do everyone a favor before you stand up in front of any audience:
PRACTICE!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tom Antion - Disability and Blue Humor

You certainly cannot get away with any profanity or off-color (blue humor)
jokes in a professional presentation.
The most serious consequence I ever heard
of with regard to using off-color humor was reported in the July 7, 1996 issue
of the Washington Post. It seems that Captain Ernie Blanchard, a career military
man with a virtually perfect record and no apparent emotional problems,
committed suicide after telling a dozen or so dirty jokes at a Coast Guard
Academy dinner in 1995. The initial investigation, which apparently drove him
to his end, concluded that telling those jokes to 117 people constituted willful
sexual harassment. This is obviously an extreme case, but it is representative of
a politically correct atmosphere that must never be forgotten when you are the
one at the microphone.

Along the same lines, you will never be invited back to speak if you use any
jokes that make fun of a person's disability.
Jokes on the subjects of stuttering,
lisping, or amputees will no longer be tolerated and the consequences to your
career can be devastating.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Tom Antion - Funny Advertisements

Advertisements

You can concoct fake ads, or use real ads that are funny in your presentation.
They can be read aloud, projected, or distributed as handouts. I got an idea for
a funny ad from an attorney friend of mine who was hired by a legal temporary
service. I used the following flier as a fun way to keep my practical joke
company's name in front of clients who were involved in the legal profession.
Watch for funny ads that relate to your business or presentation topic in
magazines and other periodicals. Cut the ads out and photocopy for distribution
as a handout or make them into slides and overheads.

Jay Leno has a series of books called Headlines I, II, and III. Besides having
really funny headlines from newspapers and magazines, the books have lots of
blooper advertisements along with commentary from Jay. My favorites are the
funeral monument company that advertised a lifetime replacement guarantee and
the sporting goods store that advertised a Back-to-School special consisting of
high-powered rifles.

Get 30 days of public speaking training for only $5.00!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tom Antion - FREE IMTC Brochure

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tom Antion: Tom's New Hot Rod


Here is a picture of Tom and his new electric car the "ZAP"


Get 25 miles on a fresh charge.... 100 yards with Tom actually in it.



Friday, November 12, 2010

Tom Antion: A Day InThe Life 1 & 2

http://www.GreatInternetMarketingTraining

Tom Antion shows you what it's like to work for an Internet millionaire.

Part 1:




Part 2:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tom Antion: Dog Humor

Why Dogs Do Not Use Computers

20. Can't stick their heads out of Windows '95.
19. Fetch command not available on all platforms.
18. Hard to read the monitor with your head cocked to one side.
17. Too difficult to "mark" every website they visit.
16. Can't help attacking the screen when they hear "You've Got Mail."
15. Fire hydrant icon is very frustrating.
14. Involuntary tail wagging is dead giveaway they're browsing www . pethouse.com instead of working.
13. Keep bruising noses trying to catch that MPEG Frisbee.
12. Not at all fooled by Chuckwagon Screen Saver.
11. Still trying to come up with an "emoticon" that signifies tail-wagging.
10. Oh, but they WILL... with the introduction of the Microsoft Opposable Thumb.
9. Three words: Carpal Paw Syndrome.
8. 'Cause dogs ain't GEEKS! Now, cats, on the other hand...
7. Barking in next cube keeps activating YOUR voice recognition software.
6. SmellU-SmellMe still in beta test.
5. SIT and STAY were hard enough, GREP and AWK are out of the question!
4. Saliva-coated mouse gets mighty difficult to maneuver.
3. Annoyed by lack of newsgroup, alt.pictures.master's.leg.
2. Butt-sniffing more direct and less deceiving than online chat rooms.

and the Number 1 Reason Dogs Do Not Use Computers...

1. TrO{gO DsA[M,bN HyAqR4tDc TgrOo TgYPmE WeIjTyH P;AzWqS,.*

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Book Cover Coaching - Tom Antion Student




If you want to learn how to create a great cover for your book that sells, visit http://www.CoverThatBook.com

Tom Antion mentor program is at

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Tom Antion: Do It Yourself

“Do It Yourself” has become an industry to itself. We see books “For Dummies”, “How To”, and all sort of “Do It Yourself” articles, books, and videos. “DIY” (do it yourself) is a keystone of any entrepreneurship. And the big question always is, “is it cheaper/faster/better to do it yourself, or to pay someone else to do it?”

Society functions well BECAUSE we have separated and specialized function. This is how we evolve and grow. If people are allowed to concentrate on certain tasks, they will become more efficient, better, and cheaper. But there are a lot of things that you can do for yourself as a business person.

A good way to determine if something might be a DIY task is how time consuming a task will be once the learning curve have been reached. Will it take HOURS away from you when you could spend hours on another task that will make you more money? In that case, it might be more worthwhile to pay someone to do it. If it’s going to take a week for someone to get out and do it—and it’s something that is going to be repetitive—I can almost guarantee that it would be cheaper, faster, more efficient and less stressful to learn a little bit and do it yourself. Building a house? Go ahead and pay for that one. Repainting your bedroom? Save a little cash and knock it out yourself.

1.Time Consumption (including education)
2.Difficulty/specialization of knowledge
3.Cost of a Professional’s Services


We are increasingly opened up to a world that is more and more DIY friendly. Everyone with Internet access can have a blog (website) and market that website for almost nothing! Heck, with a smartphone and the WordPress app, you can control content on the blog from almost anywhere!

The point being, you can do almost anything thing these days with enough time and interest. The question becomes, how best to spend your resources (time and money).

Are you a good fit for being a DIYer? Come us out at Internet Marketing Training Center for more details on the an Internet Lifestyle!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tom Speaking at the Power Of Happiness Event


Join me on Nov. 3 - 6, 2010 for the Power of Happiness Event put on by Aurora Winter.



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Monday, November 1, 2010

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Tom Antion: Speaking At Author 101 University

Join me in Las Vegas for the Author 101 University with Rick Frishman this weekend!
I'll be speaking with with dozens of other great guests.

October 29, 30 & 31, 2010


Get all the info here:

http://www.author101university.com

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tom Antion: Presentations That Sell Bootcamp

I'm attending Maurice Dimino's "Presentations That Sell Bootcamp" this weekend in Los Angeles.

See what Maurice is all about in this informative video, shot at my Great Internet Retreat Center:


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tom Antion: Affiliate Marketing For Beginners


Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

When I'm speaking to brand new Internet marketers there is always some confusion about affiliate marketing. Undoubtedly the new person (this may be you) has heard you can make lots of money quickly with other people's products. That's true, but it's not as easy as it sounds. Before I get into that, let me briefly outline the two different types of affiliate marketing:

AFFILIATE MARKETING HAS TWO PARTS

1. You invest nothing and passively sell "other people's products" on your website. They ship the product, They handle the calls. They do the customer service. You simply encourage your website visitors, audience members and colleagues to click on your affiliate links and you get a check each month if those people buy something at the site you sent them to. No shopping cart, or merchant account required.

2. You invest a little in the tracking software and have other people around the world selling "your" products and services on their websites.

The problem with trying to start out with #1 is that if you are new, you most likely don't have anyone to tell about the affiliate vendor you are trying to promote. You probably don't have a database of people and you probably don't have any traffic to your website. So, who is going to buy the products you are trying to promote?

The problem with #2 is that you probably don't have any products and if you do, you probably don't know many competent affiliate promoters who would want to promote your product for the commission you would pay them.

So what do you do?

1. Get lots of traffic to your website and promote appropriate affiliate programs.
2. Write articles and put your affiliate links in the articles. Then submit them on your website and also submit them to free article directories.
3. Tell people about the product and then send them to your website to click on your affiliate link.
4. Keep developing your own information products that will bring you all the profit. When you do this, you have much less risk and you don't have to be as good a marketer to get money rolling in.

Learn More Ways To Make Money Online!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tom Antion At "The Sicilian Mentor Bootcamp"

Maurice DiMino – The Sicilian Mentor presents his three day boot camp:

“Presentations that Sell
Boot Camp”

How to Kill from the Stage with a Profitable, Passionate and Powerful presentation for your product, service or charity

October 22 – 24, 2010

Featuring His Special Guest Speakers

Tom Antion
Great Internet Marketing
How to Use the Internet as a Money generating Machine

Craig Duswalt
The RockStar System for Success
How to Achieve RockStar Status in Your Industry

Cheri Tree
Quattro University
How to Speak to the Four Personality Types
in your Audience

Special Early Bird Bonus Session with Tom Antion Thursday, October 21, at 7PM

When:
October 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010

Where:
Westin LAX
5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045
Special Room Rates Available

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tom Antion: Complimentary teleclass With Rick Frishman

Upcoming Complimentary TeleSeminar
Telephone Bridge Space is Limited

Wed, October 6th, 2010 3:00 PM Eastern Time USA
(Can't make it? Register Anyway and I'll send you the link to the recording)


How Authors use Publicity to Make Massive Book Sales
with Tom Antion & Rick Frishman

Register for this free call below:

http://greatinternetmarketing.com/teleseminarsRickFrishman.htm

If you know how to play the media game you can get your name and
book in front of literally millions of people.

A select group of authors, consultants, speakers, information
marketers, and other entrepreneurs have been generating
hundreds of thousands dollars, of publicity for themselves while
everyone else have been fighting it out to sell their book one at
a time through every expensive and time consuming method they can
think of.

I'll be interviewing Rick Frishman, founder of Planned Television
Arts, Rick has been one of the leading book publicists in America
for over 30 years. He's worked with many of the top book editors,
literary agents and publishers in America, including Simon and
Schuster, Random House, Wiley, Harper Collins, Pocket Books,
Penguin Putnam, and Hyperion Books,

He has also worked with best-selling authors including Mitch
Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern,
President Jimmy Carter, Mark Victor Hansen, Nelson DeMille, John
Grisham, Hugh Downs, Henry Kissinger, Jack Canfield, Alan
Deshowitz, Arnold Palmer, and Harvey Mackay.

Here's what you'll discover on this call with Rick:

=> Why publicity is 100 times better than advertising.

=> How to create a line of back-end products to maximize your
income as a publisher on a limited budget.

=> The 6 words every author wants to hear, but very few do...

=> How to become an author in 5 easy steps and in less than 90
days.

=> Getting on Oprah: how do you do it and when you should go
after it.

=> Real life stories about the "legends" in the business and what
you can learn from them.

=> Understanding the differences between retainers and "pay for
placement" PR and why it's important to you.

=> What does a publicity department do for you at a publishing
firm and what that means for you.

=> Designing a press release that will generate results and get
the media to pick up the phone and call you.

=> How to get published in the traditional manner and not get
taken advantage of.

=> Tips and techniques to generating "back of the room sales" to
maximize your revenue at speaking engagements.

=> How agents work, what they do and why you need to get them on
your side.

=> Understanding the pluses and minuses of radio, TV and other
media sources.

=> How to create a press kit that will get you noticed and get
you coverage.

=> How to maximize your effectiveness when you're in front of the
media to increase your chances for success.

=> When to use "radio" infomercials and how to maximize your book
sales using them.

and like any teleclass of mine, you'll get much, much more


Register for this complimentary teleclass right away.
Telephone bridge line space is limited.

I'll talk to you Wednesday at 3:00 PM Eastern.

Tom Antion

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Tom Antion: Consulting Humor

You know it is time to get out of consulting when...

You ask the waiter what the restaurant's core competencies are.

You decide to re-org your family into a "team-based organization."

You refer to dating as test marketing.

You can spell "paradigm."

You actually know what a paradigm is.

You understand your airline's fare structure.

You write executive summaries on your love letters.

You think that it's actually efficient to write a ten page paper with six other people you don't know.

You believe every company is "a traditional functional organization, with promotion based on tenure, but one that needs to change as it is facing ever increasing competition..."

You believe that a company's problems are never caused by an "ineffective handling of an administrative situation."

You believe you never have any problems in your life, just "issues" and "improvement opportunities."

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tom Antion: Old Humor Is Good Humor

Humor is only old if your audience has heard it before and if they remember it.
Most people don't remember the exact details of jokes, one-liners, and stories.
This is not contradictory to the fact that one of the uses of humor is to make
your points more memorable.

One of the reasons people don't remember jokes and other pieces of humor
is that the humor is usually heard out of context. The humor was not used in
conjunction with a point which is the way you should use it in a professional
presentation. The humor was used for entertainment value only and was enjoyed
and quickly forgotten.

When you bring back some of this old humor, you will be tying it to your
point which makes it acceptable to use in the first place. In the second place,
even if some audience members recognize the humor, they probably don't
remember the punch line. If you tell it well, even these people will enjoy hearing
it again.

The technique to tell a very old joke or story is to tell the audience it is old.
This is the one time when you should tell the audience you have a joke or story
coming. If you don't tell them that you know it is old, they will likely think you
are out of touch. If you tell them you are going to tell an old story or joke, you
are telling them you know it's old, but it makes the point so well that you think
it is worth telling again.

As we saw in the last section, you will come across jokes and stories that can
be updated. Some can be updated as easily as adding a current name. Here's an
old politician joke:

Joe the politician said he was so surprised about his nomination
that his acceptance speech fell out of his pocket.


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Monday, September 27, 2010

Public Speaking Tips: International Speaking

To a Russian, joviality and cheerfulness may be interpreted as light-mindedness and might even be seen as impolite. After a meeting, however, joviality and relaxed interaction go a long way toward developing trust.

Never refer to a Russian as "Comrade."

Do not call Mexicans by their first name until invited to do so.

Mexicans hold a handshake, squeeze of the arm, or a hug longer than people from the United States and Canada do.

Do not give a knife or a letter opener as a gift. This symbolizes the severing of friendship.

In Canada, do not take sides in debates about contentious national issues such as the place of English and French languages in Canadian society.

If going to Quebec, have business cards printed on one side in English and the other side in French.

Realize that Canadians get down to business quickly. Meetings are well organized and extraneous discussion is kept to a minimum.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Charles Bonner Testimonial for the Great Internet Marketing Training Center

Charles Bonner describes what his visit to Tom Antion's Great Internet Marketing Training Center was like.



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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tom Antion: At The Rockstar Event

Join me this weekend for this awesome seminar with Craig Duswalt. Check out this video and all of the fun we have at this event!



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Monday, September 20, 2010

Stage fright Is Good and Makes You Better Looking Too!

Before you learn how to deliver your lines, it is important to be ready to deliver your lines. Stage fright is a phenomenon that you must learn to control. Actually, stage fright isn't the most accurate term for the nervousness that occurs when considering a speaking engagement. In fact, most of the fear occurs before you step on-stage. Once you're up there, it usually goes away. Try to think of stage fright in a positive way. Fear is your friend. It makes your reflexes sharper. It heightens your energy, adds a sparkle to your eye, and color to your cheeks. When you are nervous about speaking you are more conscious of your posture and breathing. With all those good side effects you will actually look healthier and more physically attractive.

Many of the top performers in the world get stage fright so you are in good company. Stage fright may come and go or diminish, but it usually does not vanish permanently. You must concentrate on getting the feeling out in the open, into perspective and under control.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Marc takes you on a tour of the Internet Marketing Training Center

http://www.IMTCVA.org
Marc, the video guy, takes you on a tour of the Internet Marketing Training Center.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Josh Ray talks about his visit to the Great Internet Marketing Training Center

Josh Ray came to Tom Antion's Great Internet Marketing Training Center. Here he talks about his stay this weekend.








Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jay Shetlin describes his experience at the Great Internet Marketing Training Center

Jay Shetlin went to Tom Antion's Great Internet Marketing Training Center for the weekend retreat and here is what he had to say about his visit.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tom Antion: Buttcamp In D.C.

If you’ve ever wondered if any speakers really makes money on the Internet, you don’t have to wonder any longer. Multi-millionaire, and past president of our chapter Tom Antion, will be doing his intense, high-content, full-day Internet seminar here in Washington, Sunday, September 12th . Even though Tom is considered one of the world’s top small business Internet marketers, you don’t need to worry if you’re not technical. Neither is Tom. You won’t get any “technobabble” or “geek speak”. Tom is only interested in where to click to make money and that’s why his top-rated seminar is so popular around the world.

Tom pulls in several million dollars a year from his home office. He’s got graduates that are e-millionaires and plenty of his students are making $5, 10, 15k per month and more right off their websites. Tom will show you the exact techniques you can use immediately to make your website profitable.

Attendees will learn:

The Website Psychological Sales Process.

The Latest in Video Sales Letters

How to Build Celebrity Status in Your Niche

How to get high search engine rankings using high school kids to help you.

How to Create a Profitable and Easy- to-Create E-newsletter.

How Blogging Can Make You Rich

How to use Social Networking to Your Full Advantage WITHOUT WASTING YOUR TIME.

Easy product production techniques that will bring money in from clients who can’t afford to hire you to speak.

And much, much more.

Meeting Summary:
7:30am - 8:30am Registration and Networking ( NO Continental Breakfast included)
8:30am - 4:30pm Program

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Public Speaking: False Guest Speaker Gag





One of my favorite gags is the false guest speaker. The length of the bogus
speech is easy to vary to suit your program. Some speakers have a canned act
and speak on a generic topic like stress reduction. They then go off on bizarre
tangents to the point of lunacy until the joke is revealed.

A better version includes a presentation that is customized for the group. An
insider or accomplice provides industry buzzwords and authentic issues so the
speech starts off in a believable and relevant fashion. The speaker then rambles
off on unrelated topics that are weaved into the real information to lead the
audience down the path to bewilderment.

Really good speakers open up the microphone for a question and answer
session in which they ad-lib or give pre-written comical answers to expected or
planted questions.

The speaker doing an impostor routine has to be ready for anything. One
thing to avoid, unless you are really good at ad-libbing, is being pinned down
before the program on questions you couldn't possibly answer. To avoid this
situation, I usually rush into the in-progress meeting carrying my luggage as if
my plane was late. Then I let them have it. The downside to this type of entrance
is that you do not have a chance to check the room setup and microphone before
you go on. Make it clear to the meeting planner how important these items are
if you decide to try this gag.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Tom Antion: Reputation Management

Upcoming TeleSeminar
Telephone Bridge Space is Limited

Thursday, Aug 19th, 2010 9:00 PM Eastern Time USA
(Can't make it? The first 200 to register get the 2 CD Set and the shipping is FREE)

Reputation Management: How to Build and Protect a Great Reputation Online
with Tom Antion

This teleclass is only for those interested in building a massive reputation on the web while reducing the chance that unfair negative attacks will have much impact.

Watch the 4 minute video!

“When Potential Clients are Thinking of Doing Business With You, They will Google Your Name or the Name of Your Business…”

. . . What will they find when they do??

Will it totally blow them away and impress them, . . . OR will it shock them, . . . OR do you even know?

If you have created and managed your Internet marketing strategies correctly, there will be thousands of great reviews, articles and testimonials for your business that people could spend months reading. You have worked on “good press” for your business for years and these positive search results help sell your products and services.

. . . But just one disgruntled customer, former employee or jealous competitor can ruin that hard work with a website that simply states that you stink!

This is when you need serious online reputation management. . . . BEFORE IT HAPPENS

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Tom Antion: Public Speaking Perks




http://www.AmazingPublicSpeaking.com

When you become a top public speaker, you get opportunities to visit and experience historic and highly interesting places around the world. In this video, Tom visited the original site where the opening to The Andy Griffith Show was filmed not once, but twice. The 1960 version was in black and white and the 1965 version was in color.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tom Antion: CARE Speakers Tour

The C.A.R.E. Speakers Tour was a great success! Tom, Barbara, Craig and Glenn showed the audience a great time and a lot of fun was had by all. Here's a pic from the Santa Clarita event on 8/5/2010:




We hope that Tom and his friends have many more of these life changing events in the near future and it turns into a national tour. Leave your comments below to lend your thanks and support.







Friday, August 6, 2010

Public Speaking Distractions

One of the frustrating things about speaking is that sometimes the group on the
other side of an air wall is having more fun than you and your attendees. There's
nothing like making a serious point and hearing a huge roar of laughter coming
from the adjacent room. It makes a speaker feel awkward, How come they are
having so much fun and my folks aren't even laughing?
Well, I found the solution. I keep a set of three juggling balls concealed by
the side of my computer (I do lots of computer presentations). If the group next
door starts laughing loudly, I stop in the middle of my presentation and pause.
I then say to my audience, "I hate when other people are having more fun than
we are. I think we should get even." I then pick up my juggling balls and start
to do a variety of juggling tricks. I juggle for about 20-30 seconds. I stop and
everybody claps and cheers. Then, I turn to the offending folks across the air
wall and say "Take that!" and I go on with the seminar.





Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Craig Duswalt at the CARE Speakers Tour




When a news story breaks in your industry, don’t you want the media calling you for your opinion? That’s what the RockStar System For Success is all about.
Basically, it’s RockStar Marketing!

Maybe you can’t sing a note. Maybe the only musical instrument you can play is an iPod. But you can be a RockStar in your industry!

RockStars are the best in their business. They’re known as experts. They are celebrities in their field. That's what Craig creates with the RockStar System For Success — RockStar Entrepreneurs.

And one of the easiest ways for you, an Entrepreneur, to be perceived as an expert and celebrity in your industry is to WRITE A BOOK TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS!

Craig will personally share...

How easy it is to write a book to promote your business in only 30 days, so you are immediately perceived as an expert AND celebrity in your field, so clients will come running to you to do business.




  • 3 incredible benefits why handing out your book at networking events is a million times more effective than handing out your run-of-the-mill, boring business cards.


  • Behind-the-scenes experiences with Guns N' Roses on how real RockStars promote themselves on the road, and how you can apply these same outside-the-box marketing principles to your business.


  • How to promote yourself and your business for less than the cost of a Starbucks coffee a day, and not waste your hard-earned money on expensive, virtually useless print advertising.


  • How to build incredible wealth through high-priced coaching programs, so you can enjoy the lifestyle of your choice, and give back to your community.


Bottom line — Craig teaches how to work as little as possible, how to love what you do, and how to generate massive income, so you too, can enjoy the lifestyle of your choice.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Barbara DeAngelis speaking at the CARE Speakers Tour

See Barbara DeAngelis on Aug. 7, 2010 in Los Angelis at the C.A.R.E. Speakers Tour




Dr. De Angelis is renowned as a charismatic and moving speaker, and is the recipient of one of the highest honors in the world of Public Speaking from Toastmasters International as a winner of the 2007 GOLDEN GAVEL AWARD—one of only FIVE women to receive this award in Toastmaster’s 50 year history for being one of the most outstanding speakers of the century.

Barbara’s television career has been just as successful as her publishing career. You may have seen Barbara on TV shows including OPRAH, THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, PBS and THE VIEW , She also hosted her own TV shows on CBS and CNN, her own special on PBS and wrote and produced the award-winning TV infomercial, Making Love Work which was seen by over 100 million people throughout the world.

What does it take to truly create a successful and purposeful life in all areas? Barbara credits her success to her system for “TRANSFORMATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT” which she offers to others in her sold-out training programs.

Barbara is known not only for being a riveting and inspirational speaker, but for helping her audiences make instant and profound shifts.

Her presentation will include:

How to Recognize the Secret Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Happiness

How to Identify & Break Through Your Own Unconscious Success Barriers

The Secrets for Transforming Fear into Courage, Confusion into Vision & Self-doubt into Confidence

Finding and Living Your True Purpose Now

The Inner Journey: How to Manifest The Life You Want From The Inside Out

Barbara believes that we are in a time of profound and accelerated transformation on our planet, and that WE—those who feel called to share their wisdom and messages—are responsible for ushering in The Great Change. With this in mind, she is dedicated to passing on all she knows about being a teacher, speaker and leader to those of empowerment and service, and “transforming the transformers.”

Friday, July 30, 2010

Tom Antion: Five tips on how to be funny while using A/V

Five tips on how to be funny while using A/V

Project a funny opening overhead or slide to help people get in fun as they
arrive for the presentation.

Use a funny pointer. I have several small pointers that I use for overhead
projection. One looks like a little hand pointing a finger, one is a bunny
rabbit, and one is a dinosaur. They never fail to get a laugh when I use them.
The trick is to put them on the overhead projector and go on with the
presentation as if nothing is happening (deadpan expression). The bunny and
dinosaur are simply erasers on children's pencils. The little hand was
purchased from a presentation supply company. If I feel like pointing to the
screen, I use a plastic "may the force be with you" sword. You could use a
golf club or baseball bat or whatever you want. Try to find some excuse to
tie the prop pointer into the theme of your presentation, i.e., (for a golf club)
If we use ABC method we are likely to score a hole in one.

Use the element of surprise. Don't tell the audience that a funny slide or
overhead is coming.

Briefly show self-effacing or funny life shots of you, or your family, your
kids, your dog, etc. Let them pop on the screen as if they accidentally got
mixed in with your business slides or overheads. With flip charts, turn the
page to accidentally on purpose show your children's scribbling or a grocery
note from your spouse, etc.

Fill up the frame with your funny object when using slides, overheads, or
video. The impact is much greater.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tom Antion: FREE Teleclass with Super Interns




Learn to use cheap or no paycheck interns to skyrocket your public speaking business
and take a load off you.

Complimentary Teleclass Thursday, July 29th 9:00 PM Eastern
Can't make it? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording.

Julie Braun and Michelle Demers have worked with over a 1,000 interns in
their careers and have a simple system for building internship
programs in businesses of any size (especially small businesses).

If you are like the typical small business owner, who is burnt
to a crisp working 80+ hours a week, doing everything yourself,
then learn how having interns cannot only save you money but
make you money and give you valuable time to do what you love.

If you don’t have enough help to make more money, but you also
don’t have enough money to get more help, then this teleclass is
for you!

With interns, you’ll NEVER AGAIN say, “I don’t have the money,
time, energy, or people I need to grow my business.”

ANYONE can use interns to grow their business whether you are a
big company, non-profit, or a part-time, home-based solo-entrepreneur.

The good news is, if you don’t yet have interns, it’s NEVER TOO
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If you are a new small business, or one that is struggling, why
wouldn’t you give yourself every opportunity to succeed? Why
would you limit your success to only what YOU can do, when interns
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You can be doing better, growing faster, making more money, and
keeping more profits by creating a SUPER internship program in your
business.

July 29th 9:00 PM Eastern time

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Tom Antion: Know Your Audience

You can't catch many fish by using food you like for the bait. You must give
them what they like. You must absolutely, positively know your audience.


You should know what the members of the audience have in common
(interests, enemies, competitors, etc.). You should know what the hot topic of
conversation is, but be sure they are joking about it themselves. It may be too
hot. You should know the restaurants where they eat, the name of their
newsletter, how much money they make, the name and record of the local
sports teams, etc., etc., etc. The more you know about the audience, the better
job you will do. Your goal should be to make that audience know that the
presentation they are witnessing was created specifically for them.

If you don't present to the same audience all the time, you must have a
method for getting this information. Most NO ZZZZZs presenters use some
form of pre-program questionnaire which is sent out well in advance of their
program. I got the basis for mine from Dottie Walters at Walters International
Speakers Bureau. I made some slight changes to suit my presentation style and
I keep adding and deleting questions to tweak it to perfection.

Your conversations with the program coordinator will give you some of the
information you need. You should fill in as many of the blanks as you can
before you send out the questionnaire to save the program coordinator some
work. This also proves you were paying attention to what he or she said.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Tom Antion: My Ebay Secrets




In this video I reveal one of the greatest secrets of working with ebay.
This secret can make you a fortune if you play your cards right. If you
would like a longer video on a unique training facilty on Internet
marketing and working from home, visit

http://www.GreatInternetMarketingTraining.com





Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tom Antion: Drive Traffic to Your Website With Videos

Just watch a bunch of my short videos on http://www.YouTube.com/antion You don't need to watch my long ones. Just the short ones. It will give you ideas.

Here's a simple formula for YouTube videos designed to drive people to your site (as opposed to videos where people are already on your site)

=> Hi I'm [insert name]

=> I know you're here looking for information on [insert keyword]

=> Well you've come to the right place.

=> Add some of your credibility. Example: I've been working in the field of feng shui for 22 years...

=> Give them a tip.

=> For more great tips like this visit [insert your website and spell it out if necessary] where you can download [insert your freebie here]

=> I hope to see you at my site

I've had great success with these formulas over the last 3 years with hundreds of thousands of views.

Learn more......





Monday, July 19, 2010

Tom Antion: Targeting Your Humor

Appropriate Targets
You must constantly remember to base your humorous material on an important
target shared with your intended audience. You get this information from your
pre-program questionnaire and other pre-program research.

Use people they know in your jokes and stories.
Talk about their CEO or supervisor (get permission from these people first).
Joke about or insult the CEO of a major competitor, but be careful here. You
may want to work for the competitor some day. Always pick BIG targets to
tease. Never pick secretaries, receptionists, or janitors as targets of humor.


Quip about the places they go.
Their cafeteria, the bar across the street from their plant, or the crowded
highway leading to where they work are all good targets for humor. In
Washington, D.C., where I live, everyone jokes about troubles on the Beltway.


Joke about the things that mean something to them.
Joke about their new marketing plan, company picnic, new voice-mail system,
etc. Just be sure that they are joking about it themselves. The topic might be too
hot to tease about.


If you have a general audience and you cannot get specific information, use general humor. Most people are married and have children and experience family conflict. They go to the doctor and dentist. They stand in line at the motor vehicle administration. They deal with financial
problems. Joke about any universal problem which your audience can relate to.


Remember, always pick BIG targets. Joke about celebrities, media stars, and athletes that everyone knows. Keep in mind that there is a genuine sports interest in virtually every audience.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tom Antion: Saver Lines

Use these lines during your presentation when things don't always go your way!



YOU TRIP GOING TO THE LECTERN

I also do magic tricks.
It took years of finishing school to learn to do that.
I had a good trip. See you next fall.
I'm the only speaker who can fall UP a set of steps.
Is there a doctor in the house? [Say this in a playful manner so you don't
alarm the audience.]
All that money I spent at Arthur Murray's was a waste.
OK. Who planted the banana peel?
I used to be too humble to stumble.
Give me an inch and I'll take a fall.
[Sing] Blow the man down matey, blow the man down.

YOU HEAR A LOUD CRASH

God must be throwing lightning bolts at me.
I always like to start off with a bang.
I'm flattered. You ordered fireworks for me.
Was that a real noise or was it Memorex?

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tom Antion: Outdoor Presentations


Outdoor presentations are really tough. They are usually full of distractions.
The sound systems are inadequate. It is virtually impossible to use overheads
or slides. You must weight down flipcharts so they don't blow over. If you are
presenting outdoors, I recommend you cut down on the overall amount of
humor. When you do use humor, be more animated and forceful and
concentrate on hammering out the punch lines.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tom Antion: C.A.R.E Speakers Tour



The C.A.R.E. Speakers Tour is designed to inpire and motivate you. However, unlike many seminars that simply get you excited but give you no direction, this seminar will also give you
immediately usable techniques to implement improve your life and your financial situation.

Look who will be there!

Glenn Morshower came from humble beginnings and is the most down to earth TV. and Movie star you will ever meet. Most people simply can't believe someone with Glenn's credentials could be such a sweet soul to every single person he meets. His program will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion while teaching you how to go the extra mile to get what you want in life.

Barbara DeAngelis is a heart touching and prolific author (14 Books and 4 New York Times #1 Bestsellers) and TV personality who has brought in over 200 million dollars in sales. She's been seen by millions of people in one of the most famous infomercials of all time. Barbara will teach you how to transform your life from what it is now to what you want it to be.

Craig Duswalt has a unique background in that he toured with both Air Supply and Guns & Roses for 8 years. He saw the kind of tactical success you can bring to your life by using the same kinds of techniques Rockstars use to rise to prominance. He brings a unique perspective and immediately usable techniques on how you can become a Rockstar in your own niche. Plus, the way he bops around the stage we all think he's a little crazy. . . but you be the judge :)

Tom Antion has never had a job. He has been an entrepreneur his entire life starting his first advertising business at 10 years old. He sold his first used car at 15 years old before he even knew how to drive. And starting with nothing he owned five apartment buildings and a hotel before he graduated from college. But you won't think of Tom as the proverbial "used car salesman". Tom is all about living the life that you want. He absolutely refuses to deal with anyone he doesn't like. He will teach you how to put the power of the Internet behind you so you can totally control how much money you want to earn, where you work and who you spend your time with.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Tom Antion: Click Version 4 Is Now Available






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