Create a page of biographies about yourself in several different lengths. Sometimes, you’re required to submit a bio of 25 words or 50 words. Why not take your time and prepare several bios in advance?
You’d be surprised how many hidden speaking topics are lurking in your book. First, make a list of possible topics that you could discuss, besides your book. Secondly, make a list of groups that you would like to contact.
“Always wear plain-coloured clothes—no plaids, polka-dots, or graphics—when you’re going for a photo shoot,” my daughter was advised when she became a baby model.
Even authors doing a speaking event should wear a nametag to identify themselves. When a visitor sees your name, the chance of remembering you is greater. A nametag identifies you and your organization, as well as start conversations. They can be your best networking tool.