What's in the bag?

Public speaking is my passion and profession. Over time, I've assembled what I think of as my grab n' run speaker's bag. It received positive comments from speakers and event organizers. Here's what's inside that helps you become a well prepped speaker.

When I approach the stage at a conference before my speaking slot, a common question asked by organizers or the tech crew is "What's in the bag?". The bag being a ziploc filled with techy goodness. Lifting it to their faces always results in the same response: "Wow! You're well prepared!".

Indeed this ziploc bag contains everything I need to give a successful presentation anywhere anytime. That's also the reason why it's all in one container: whenever I leave for an event, I only need to remember to grab one thing besides my laptop to ensure that I can present successfully.

Here's what is inside:

A final tip that's not from my ziploc: if you're comfortable writing MarkDown and working with editors instead of clunky GUIs, a tool like DecksetApp enables you to create beautiful slide decks rapidly and in a way that's highly reusable.

Below you'll find an orderly photo of all the speaking equipment I've listed. Think about what equipment you need before presenting and have contingency plans in place. Be the one thing that conference organizers can always rely upon!

What's in the bag?
What's in the bag?