Public Speaking Course:
You must ask the program director who hired you to speak and find out exactly what
goals need to be accomplished during
your presentation. This is a very important part of the "proper prior preparation"
you will learn of in your public speaking course.
It is best to have the specific points spelled out in writing, that
way there is no room for confusion in what was wanted.
This can be handled with a question on your pre-program questionnaire.
If you don't get this information up front, you are open to them complaining that
you didn't achieve the goals the meeting organizers had set. And as you
will know from your public speaking course, if you lose your "connection" with
the meeting planners, you lose, period, because you will lose your access
to the audience for whom you work to connect, inform, entertain, educate,
P.S. Just because this is a short article doesn't mean you should ignore
it's BIG message. Ignore this point and it can mean BIG trouble for