The dynamic prop: 6 questions for speakers to ask

The Eloquent Woman

Make sure you are not upstaged by your devices. If your prop explodes, breaks into pieces on purpose, sheds a liquid, or requires elaborate preparations to get it onstage, take the time to talk to the conference or talk organizer, audio-visual crew or stagehands well in advance. Blame it on Bill Gates: In 2009, during a TED talk about his foundation's work to eradicate malaria, he opened a gigantic jar while delivering this part of this talk.

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