California Genealogical Society & Library: Speakers’ Bureau Revived

California Genealogical Society & Library: Speakers’ Bureau Revived. “Rumor has it that CGS used to have a Speakers’ Bureau. Well, that tradition has been revived by members of the Development & Member Services and Events committees. This recently reconstituted committee brings together several functions of the society including development, membership (data entry), volunteers and outreach. As part of our Outreach responsibilities we felt it would be helpful to have a database of speakers and topics. We created a spreadsheet that lists seventy-five different topics that are offered by fifty-two different speakers. Most speakers are members of the society who give these talks at no charge. A few are professionals and typically ask for a modest honorarium.”

Lifehacker: Make Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter

Lifehacker: Make Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter. “The free web-based teleprompter uses your computer’s built-in microphone to listen to what you’re saying and then scroll as you speak. If you’re speaking in front of the masses in a concert hall it’s not going to do you much good, but if you’re shooting a YouTube video in your living room then it’s the perfect solution.”