Presentation Skills: Tough Venues

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I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post- Traumatic Venue Disorder. As you get more experienced you'll learn to use your pre-program research to recognize potentially disastrous venues before you agree to speak. But sometimes, even with the best of preparation, you get blindsided and have to present in a lousy venue. What is a lousy venue? I would call this a lousy venue, wouldn't you? What I want to get through to you is that bad venues will happen.

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Public Speaking : Tough Venues

Great Public Speaking

I've been diagnosed with PTVD -- Post-Traumatic Venue Disorder. As you get more experienced you'll learn to use your pre-program research to recognize potentially disastrous venues before you agree to speak. But sometimes, even with the best of preparation, you get blindsided and have to present in a lousy venue. What is a lousy venue? I would call this a lousy venue, wouldn't you? What I want to get through to you is that bad venues will happen.

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The following Monday I delivered the same talk at an afternoon engagement for Haslemere U3A at a lovely old venue, Haslemere Hall. Nick had been writing for BBC radio programmes such as 'Huddlines' and he explained that the cast would ad-lib and change the script as the show progressed. Salisbury U3A. On 4 January I spoke about Patrick 'Call My Bluff' Campbell for the Salisbury and District U3A at the city's Salavation Army Hall.

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You should plan to arrive at the venue with plenty of time to spare and go to the room at least one hour prior to when you go on. Get as comfortable as possible with the venue before people arrive (or when they are on a break). A lot of times here in the US, you tend to get an audience who feels that the conference is a venue for them to "work" Great stuff David.

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