In episode 352 astrologer Laura Nalbandian joins Chris in the studio to discuss some tips for how to give a good lecture at an astrology conference.
Laura has been organizing astrology conferences for more than 20 years, and has a lot of experience identifying good speakers and teachers.
During the course of this discussion we talk about what is involved in organizing astrology conferences, and some different strategies for giving a great talk at one.
Laura is organizing the NORWAC and ISAR astrology conferences this year:
This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.
Timestamps for different topics discussed in this episode:
00:00:00 Intro and Laura’s background
00:07:13 NORWAC and ISAR conferences
00:13:54 Project Hindsight
00:18:48 Tips for giving astrology lectures
00:30:25 Etiquette for attending lectures
00:32:05 Accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing attendees
00:36:00 The best ways to use slides when presenting
00:42:20 More tips for giving astrology lectures
00:53:30 Should you bring personal information into a lecture?
00:59:58 When lectures get hijacked by monologue questions
01:12:07 Verbal tics, body movement, and energy dynamics
01:21:23 Chris’ early struggles giving lectures
01:23:43 Teaching vs. giving lectures
01:31:06 How to deal with glitches and anxiety during lectures
01:40:50 Speaker ethics
01:50:00 Astrologers who quickly progressed on the lecture circuit
01:54:04 How Laura discovers up and coming astrologers
02:02:57 Different lecture styles
02:12:57 How Laura arranges the schedule of speakers
02:22:08 Dress code
02:28:52 The importance of topics
02:42:36 NORWAC & ISAR 2022
02:53:30 Patrons and Sponsors
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