Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More great speech prep advice from Six Minutes

Rehearsing your presentation is obviously crucial to your success as a speaker. But according to Six Minutes, there's a time to put down your notes and invest your time on some other key preparation techniques, like:

  • Arriving early to get comfortable with the room/logistics
  • Meeting the audience and building rapport with them before you start
  • Listening to other speakers who precede you on the agenda so you can make your speech relevant to what they've already said
It's good advice, and it's the kind of stuff that often gets forgotten in favor of one last practice run through your speech. Remember, if you practice enough before you get to the venue, a last minute walk through won't make much of a difference.

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