Friday, August 24, 2007

Public Speaking : Be Careful

Little did you know, public speaking can be a physical sport! Granted, it’s not intended this way but sometimes things happen. During a show I did, a plastic glow star used its superstar powers and flew out of my assistant’s hands and into the eye of an audience member. Here, the star waged war with the man’s cornea, until there was a possible high-threat injury.

While highly unlikely, these things can happen at a public speaking event. I know first hand! Now, there isn’t any training for injuries during engagements and most likely you’d never think of this incident in your event strategizing. A million different things can happen during a public speaking engagement. While you can’t plan for all of them, try to take as many precautions as you can. For example, before the start of the show, I should have had a meeting with those high-strung glow stars and told them to mellow out!

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