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Demystifying Public Speaking by Lara Callender Hogan

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Chapter 3. Finding A Venue

FROM SPEAKING TO COWORKERS at your company to speaking to strangers at another company, from speaking to a dozen people at a meetup to speaking to a hundred—or a thousand—at a conference, the right venue (or venues!) exists for you. I promise. Some may feel high-stakes, others low.

Let’s look at three public speaking venues to help you find your fit: educational lunches, meetups, and conferences.

LUNCH AND LEARNS

A typical “brown-bag lunch” or “lunch and learn” is a meeting among coworkers, in which someone teaches a topic or skill. I love doing these mini events—they tend to be less formal and are more approachable ...

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