Her TV appearance reminded me of my first “paid” speaking gig. I earned a whopping $250 and watched horrified as my microphone sparked its way to a fiery death. The entire time I joked with my audience about the “hot” time we were having until a new replacement mic could be found.
How to Make Your Premiere a Success
Since then, I’ve delivered over 498 talks and this is what I know:
Take the Plunge: NOW! – Don’t wait until you’re perfect, don’t stall until you have the perfect audience. Today is the right day to try. Nothing replaces experience.
Prepare – I believe you’ll be better tomorrow than you are today, but don’t forget to prepare – and over prepare. Practice.
Have a Great Attitude – You won’t be perfect today, but accept it. Wake up by reminding yourself that you will do the best you know how.
Enjoy the Ride – Newcomer Vicky looked up at all of the fans, cameras, and lights and smiled. So, should you. There will never be a moment like your “first.” Enjoy!
Tell me about your debut. I want to hear!