Feb 27, 2018
I used to travel from Seattle to Irvine, CA, quite a bit. It got to the point where I thought I knew where I was going down there. That was a false confidence. I began making wrong turns because I didn't think I needed a map to help me. As we do more public speaking, we can easily make that same mistake. It's easy to blow past the initial logistics of a talk and just assume, "I got this."
That's when things start to go wrong.
The more speaking you do, the more important it is to have systems in place to manage logistics. A standardized event form is an important piece of that.
The event form you use should be standardized so you use it the same way for all your presentation. At a minimum, it should include:
Keep room on the sheet so you can make additional notes. And carry a pen with you.
This week I talked about the 7 Deadly Sins of Public Speaking. Well, I talked about 5 of them. The other two, I talked about a couple weeks ago in Episode 049.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Public Speaking are:
These thing seem pretty basic, but I see speakers doing it all the time.