There are many different types of trade shows around the country. All business cultures run trade shows as way for the different members to gather. Do some research on the different trade shows in and around your area, and pick the shows that relate mostly to your company.
A few weeks ago I was the Master of Ceremonies on a leadership conference on engagement and change in Oslo. One of the keynote speakers was Daniel Walker, CEO of Human Revolution Studios and Steve Jobs' Chief Talent Officer at Apple between 2000-2005.
I have what famed Cream drummer Ginger Baker calls the "gift of time." I'm not bragging, by any means. It's just that I have always had an instinctive ability to keep a beat -- at least at the level of an amateur drummer.
As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I've learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. Of course, these are just general ideas that work for public speaking as well.
Whether preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis or raising money from investors, remember one thing at your next public speaking engagement: Once you step on stage you are in show business.
"The 4-Hour Facebook" video provides insider tips on Instagramming your food, mastering FarmVille, ignoring Zynga Bingo, and much more so that you can set these measly four hours aside and make time for the truly important things in life.