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This was a good collection of speaking tips.

"I was the last talk of the last day. Only about a dozen people attended that talk."

From the title I thought literally NOBODY showed up. I've done talks at 8am on Saturday in a room built for several hundred people where only about a dozen showed up and it didn't even occur to me to be upset. I was surprised & happy that many people showed up! I guess my expectations are low.

I once had a talk where literally one person showed up. (Years ago, for a sponsor talk I got stuck with that had very little to do with the event.) We had a nice conversation though :-)

Dozen people or so? So long as at least a few of them are paying attention, I'm fine with that. I've had small audiences where I've ended up chatting with people for 30 minutes afterwards. I'm fine with that.

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