What Dave will do for you

IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR EVENT, I WILL

  • Be available to discuss plans for my speech.
  • Know what your organization does and why it does it.
  • Know why I am there and have a specific plan to accomplish your goals for my presentation.
  • Know the theme of your meeting and relate my presentation to it.
  • Know why your people would want to hear what I have to say on this topic.
  • Coordinate with other speakers or the speakers bureau to assure your goals are met.
  • Notify you in advance of my travel itinerary.

AT YOUR PRESENTATION LOCATION, I WILL

  • Notify you when I arrive on site and contact you immediately should any serious delays occur.
  • Be accessible to you from the time I arrive until I leave.
  • TELL YOU THE TRUTH 100% OF THE TIME
  • Retire early the night before my speech.
  • Be reasonable and considerate in my use of room charges and incidental expenses.
  • Be in the meeting room for a sound check at least one hour before I speak.
  • Coordinate with the set-up crew and other presenters to make sure my needs fit overall needs.
  • Stay out of the way until it is my turn to speak.
  • Study your audience and the other speakers to align my message with them.
  • Be dressed appropriately, always one step more formal or business-like than the audience.
  • Provide an easy, brief introduction and be available to coach my introducer.
  • Make suggestions to the crew as to how to maximize audience impact through creative use of lights, sound or staging.
  • Be in the room, seated and visible to you even before my introduction begins.

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