A Speaker’s First Aid Kit

Photo Credit: Iain Croll
Photo Credit:
Iain Croll

You’ve prepared your presentation and you’re ready to go.  But, wait a minute!

What if you pop a button, or get an attack of dry mouth? What if you find out that your speech has to be adjusted at the last minute? Here’s my recommendation for a quick and easy speaking first aid kit to take with you.

  • Safety Pin in case of wardrobe malfunction.
  • Hard Candy to add moisture to your throat.
  • Bottled water close at hand– in case your host doesn’t provide. 
  • Pen and Paper or index cards (4×6 or 5×7) in case you have to make changes to your presentation.
  • Positive attitude that your presentation will be a success.

Do you have any personal favorites?