I’m not sure which is a worse scenario for a speaker, having no one show up, or having no one listen.
Their mistakes are your treasure.
Do you agree or disagree with this statement? “I ultimately want my audience to do something new as a result of my lecture.”
When I wrote my book, Formulate A Winning Presentation, I interviewed 10 expert speakers. One of the questions I asked them was, “What do you wish you knew when you started that you know now?”. Every single one of them shared some mistake they had made, or a mistaken belief that held them back.