I am happy to provide you with a comprehensive public speaker’s checklist for logistical matters.
To put these ideas into a more practical format for you, I have reworked the checklist into a single-page PDF file. Items are grouped by category and there is space for you to add your own. As well, there is space at the bottom to add the title of your presentation, your audience, the venue and date of the presentation.
You can download the file below.
The checklist is restricted to matters of a logistical nature. It is designed to be comprehensive, but you will not need each item, every time. And even though your host will likely have many of the items, it is always a good to have back-ups.
Some of the items on the list might seem obvious and common sense. For example, of course you will know where to park your car. Well, I have heard stories about speakers who drive to a hotel in an unfamiliar city. They cannot figure out where to park and time ticks by and they end up being late.
In life, the little things are little things right up until the moment they become big things! I hope that this public speaker’s checklist will help you avoid unnecessary problems. Please share it with your friends and colleagues.