Practical Tips for Sound Organization

Dottie Walters, head of Walters International Speakers Bureau, has spoken all around the world and worked with hundreds of speakers. She advises speakers to "start with humor and end with heart. Either a story from your own life or about someone else. People love it when someone gets knocked down and gets back up."[7]

  • Check the clock, process, and other ground rules. How long is the presentation supposed to be? What specifically has been requested or specified? Is this likely to be a silent audience, or will it be highly interactive? These questions should have been addressed in planning but are often overlooked.

  • Answer the mail. Follow the dictated agenda and topics. If the customer specifies the order ...

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