This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What essential items do you take with you to a book signing event or speaking engagement? Here’s what they had to say:
David Evans: Of course, there’s the usual stuff: pens, books. paper, that sort of thing. But for me, the most important thing before a book signing, or speaking engagement, is to prepare my thinking, my attitude, and my heart. I will be meeting each of these people very briefly, but I want each of those encounters to hold the possibility for potential blessings for the people i meet. Like the old Zen saying, “To prepare a great meal, first prepare the cook.” David Evans, Psychology Today blogger, “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”
Marie DeHaan: I’m with David Evans…I try to “take” a positive attitude. I’m often at cancer support groups, so I want to cheer the patients/caregivers up and give them a little hope. On a practical side, I like to use PowerPoint to make the presentation more exciting (for them and me). Not sure if that’s frowned upon, but it works for me. http://www.cancerisafunnything.com/blog/
Alyse Cory: A passion for the topic along with a calm mind so words will flow.
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