Take charge of your event

Speak Schmeak

I've mentioned checking your venue in advance, for one thing. Ideally, you have already asked for certain features when you booked the speaking engagement, but checking the venue also brings issues to the forefront that you couldn't anticipate. If your Q&A comes before your closing ( as it should !), make sure to let the person know, so she doesn't assume you're done once Q&A is finished.

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Preparation rituals, part 1

Speak Schmeak

When we think of preparation for a presentation, we think of the usual stuff: have an objective, organize your thoughts, practice it, time it, check out the venue, check your equipment, anticipate Q&A, etc. On the other hand, some people like to focus on the presentation by visualizing the venue, seeing the audience, and successfully completing the whole presentation in their heads before the gig.

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