Did I mention no slides? You heard me right: No Slides! I had to start prepping last month…and I have another 3 months to get it down!
You would think preparing for my speech is simple, but this 15 minute talk has a little bit of my speech and a little bit of Jill’s speech…and did I mention there aren’t any slides!
I know you can relate. What do I do with my left hand? I have been working on my speech for about a month. In that time, I am adding, subtracting and having my wife clarify some situations. Now, I am ready to make my PDF file, and continue reading.
You know what? I haven’t started recording myself yet; I just cringe thinking about how I will sound. But, I have to do it, if I want to sound natural to the crowd. If you remember, I practiced this speech for 8 months before delivering it for the first time!
Time Will Tell
OK, I just recorded a few segments…and I was …terrible! I glad I have another 3 months to perfect my talk…and to position my hands better! Imagine if the audiences loved what I had to say and wanted more of my time? And imagine what it would be like to change my speech each time? I could only do 2-4 speeches per year! The audience would show up and be happy to hear me speak, but they wouldn’t know of the troubles I had preparing for my talk.
OK…I loved Las Vegas…but the first night wasn’t good.
I work up at 5:00am to get to the airport and couldn’t sleep on the plane. I arrived at 11:00am and had lunch. The opening meeting was entertaining and got us geared up for the following day. I couldn’t go to the opening reception that night because my mind wasn’t working at all. I got a quick dinner and went to bed. Boy, did I sleep.
At these shows, if I can get just one idea, the show paid for itself. And that dream was fuffilled!
The following morning was great. I scheduled to see Lois Creamer: “How to Make and Keep Your Millions.” I guess the title caught me. In this 45 minute session, I felt like Lois spoke directly to me. She made sense…and she gave me some ideas I can do right away. The big one: have a reason why you are calling that person, and then have questions that you ask to determine if the are qualified. It sounds so simple…so why wasn’t I doing it? I was just leaving my standard VM and nobody was returning my calls. I started to work on it and will have something to use by Tuesday. Thank you for that wonderful tip, Lois.