Public Speaking for Introverts: Jonesing for the Zone

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Get There Early

Get to the venue early. I like the 1-hour rule. An hour is usually just enough time to put all your stuff in place, check out the technology (e.g., your slides are projecting), make a quick run to the rest room if even just to check your hair, talk to the whomsoevers, and get a little quiet time before you're on. Venues aren't always available ahead of time, but whenever possible, make arrangements to gain access well before your speech begins.