Four Pros Share Their “Getting Ready” Routine Before a Speaking Engagement

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a new to speaking at conferences and association meetings, the success of your talk itself will rely heavily on how you prepared even months prior to taking the stage. It’s not simply a matter of practicing as much as possible- there are many, finer details that need to be considered before you stand in front of your peers.

A speaker’s routine varies but there’s one thing for sure: having a standard routine to ensure you are as prepared as possible is essential.

For some, it begins with your overall look and how you plan to present yourself. “My getting ready routine begins at home to ensure that I have an outfit appropriate for the audience and that makes me feel comfortable,” says CeCe Todd, owner of CeCe Designs.

She adds that this extends to the day itself. “I always ensure that my hair and makeup is done to give me all the confidence that I’m presenting myself in the best manner in public.”

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