When you have a speaking engagement to which you have to travel, bring an extra pair of shoes and an extra shirt – just in case!
In the last two weeks of January we held eight seminars in 10 days (and I’ll never do that again!). During one week I was in Sacramento for three seminars, then drove to San Francisco to teach my Public Speaking for Attorneys program. Unfortunately, I left my favorite “public speaking” heels at the hotel in Sacramento. Luckily, I had an extra pair of black heels to go with my suit, so I didn’t have to speak in slippers.
My co-speaker, however, was not so lucky. He forgot his good speaking shoes and had to speak in loafers.
I guarantee you his feet were more comfortable than mine, but he was embarrassed about the shoes.