Episode 77: How to Prepare for Your Speaking Event

Feb 21, 2022


What do you bring to an event planner? Maybe you’re wondering what do you expect from an event planner? Or, what can you do to help prepare you and the event planner? I’ll answer these questions and more. Being a speaker is really about serving. It’s about serving your audience and your event planner.

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Today we’ll dive into how to prepare for your speaking event. You won’t want to miss this one!

“Your event planner is your best opportunity for your next opportunity.” – Mary R Snyder.

Highlights from today’s episode include:

  • There’s an art to making your event planner look good (2:36)
  • Schedule for the event (4:16)
  • Praying for your event planner (5:42)
  • Where to go and what time to be there (6:33)
  • Who is before and after you (7:57)
  • QR codes and your bio (9:35)
  • Kindness and service (11:30)
  • A thank you goes a long way (14:20)

How do you prepare for your speaking event? What are some things that you’ve done for your event planner? I’d love it if y’all came to join the conversation in the Facebook group-Take the Stage Speakers and share with us! Or feel free to ask questions. Not on Facebook? No worries, you can always find me on Instagram or text me! I would love for you to share with me.

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