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Demystifying Public Speaking by Lara Callender Hogan

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Chapter 6. Counting Down

LET’S PAUSE AND REFLECT on the loads of work you’ve done. You’ve chosen and workshopped a topic you really want to share with the world. You’ve found the right venue, learned about its audience, and went and drafted a great talk. You practiced and iterated your presentation—pushing places that’ll resonate with your audience and give them something to chew on afterward. Your talk is well on its way to being an enormous success.

Now that we’re counting down to the days leading up to the event, let yourself lean back a little, and take a big breath. Shift your thinking to preparing and packing, following up on event logistics, ...

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