Tonight, at 7:00 pm ET, I take the “stage” for a 2-hour live online event where I’m going to be teaching an a to z system for generating leads, turning them into customers clients or patients and then maximizing their lifetime value through referrals and repeat business.
I wanted to share with you what my schedule looks like so you can model parts of it that make sense to you when you are doing an important online event.
- I slept until 8:00 today which is an hour and a half later than usual. There were flight delays which caused me to arrive in Chicago late.
- Upon awakening, I followed my normal morning ritual. (Meditate, yoga, read Bible, read inspirational/instructional book, write in journal.) It’s important that you maintain some semblance of a normal routine when you are on the road.
- Writing this for you. I had the fleeting thought about procrastinating on this but knew if I didn’t write it now, it wasn’t going to get done.
- Final tweaks to the presentation. I need to add some more images and change some basic formatting. I ‘ve blocked off 90 minutes for this. What’s cool is that when you continually tweak your presentation, you are learning it because you are looking at each of the slides over and over again.
- Lunch break with the host of the show, Mike Stodola. In addition to bullshitting, we will also go over the details of the presentation.
- Rehearsal. 2 hours are blocked off for this. I will be focusing on the opening and the close.
- Drive to the studio. We are leaving 3 hours before “showtime” so we get their plenty early. The last thing you need is to stress about being late.
- Modify the teleprompter script. I made slight but meaningful adjustments to the script that I sent to the studio yesterday and I need to make those changes.
- Sound/video check by practicing the opening and close to the show.
- Get dressed. I am going “formal” tonight with a suit and tie.
- Review details of show with Mike.
- Go backstage and do my pre-show ritual which fills me with energy, confidence and passion so I can do my best. The audience deserves it.
- Dinner and wine as we discuss what went well and what we can do to improve for the next time.
The point in telling you this is not because how I do things is the be-all and end-all. It’s simply that you need to have a plan if you’re going to rock it with your webinars and live online events.
Hope to “see” you tonight at 7.
Kick butt, make mucho DEEnero!
Dave “It’s Showtime” Dee