December 12, 2014

DIY speaker gift: Speaker Survival Kit!

Last March, I had a booth at a local women's business festival. I wanted to give something away in a drawing that would be useful to those who stopped by, and specifically useful to speakers.

What I came up with was my "Speaker Survival Kit," and I wanted to pass this idea along to you as a fun gift that you can put together, in a variety of price ranges, for your favorite speaker.

Click here to see what I put in my bag of goodies

This kit cost me about $50 to put together. You can make yours smaller and less elaborate, or go all out!

For example, I could also have included a nice refillable water bottle, some flip chart markers, or a fun noisemaker to get the audience's attention back after an activity.

I grouped small items together in clear cellophane bags, so it wasn't a big mess inside.

Have fun, and if you do make a Speaker Survival Kit for someone, I'd love to hear about it!

4 comments. Please add yours! :

Deb Coman said...

Lisa, This is a great idea! I love your creativity and thoughtfulness and how you shared it all here in this brief, helpful article! This one's a keeper! Thanks!

Lisa Braithwaite said...

Thanks, Deb! It was fun to put together!

Ian said...

Heh, that's a pretty good list! Just adding my 2 bits, I think I'd add:

1. A gorilla grip mini tripod with iphone case so you can easily tape any speech for later review.
2. Imodium, because... well, just because...

Have a prosperous 2015 Lisa!

Ian (over at Public Speaking Wisdom)

Lisa Braithwaite said...

Good ones, Ian! There was a time when I took Imodium before every speaking engagement. :-) Happy New Year!

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