Monday, March 31, 2008

Free presentation readiness checklist

Lisa Braithwaite's Speak Schmeak blog offers a free presentation readiness checklist via e-mail. It's concise, complete, and designed to help you succeed. To make the most of Braithwaite's checklist, adapt it with your own pre-presentation rituals, needs, and reminders. One addition I'd suggest: always throw an extra extension cord in your laptop bag. Why? Well, they're cheap, light, and easy to carry, and you never know when you're going to need one. Remember, set-up may be the venue's responsibility, but if they let you down, you're the one who's going to pay the price. Always have a Plan B.

1 comment:

Lisa Braithwaite said...

Thanks for posting the link to my blog and checklist, Anthony, and I love the suggestion about carrying an extra extension cord. I'm going to add that to the checklist!

I notice that you mentioned rituals in your post; I haven't written much about it in my blog, but rituals are so important to speakers, and I'm actually working on a book right now about the subject. I'm looking forward to checking out your blog in more detail.