Always Be Prepared

11 Jan 2017

I really enjoy listening to and watching speakers when they preform.

As a speaker we all have comfort zones. Some speakers like a hand held microphone and others like to have their hands free and use a wireless lapel mic. In watching these speakers over the years I see technology issues arise. Such as the hand held or lapel mic quits working, maybe the batteries go dead at the seemingly most in-opportune time.

At times there is a scramble for batteries or a back up. The back up may not be at the same comfort level as what the initial plans had included. I am not a fan of holding a hand held mic for more than a few minutes, give me a lapel mic every time.

Have you ever been there. You had a great plan and something changed. Your mind is racing as you stand in front of your group of 5-100 attendees, now what do you do?

My suggestion is to accept where you are and the tools you have working.

Then take a deep breath and go for it.

Do Not be paralyzed by the fear or discomfort of going to plan “B”.

If you act like it is not a big deal, it won’t be a big deal.

If you freak out… Well you know what is going to happen.

Thanks for joining me today.


Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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