I found with the meditation talk that people would lose focus at various points. Which is perfectly natural, I was born with a very dreary Andy Murray style voice! But I found that at the points where I was naturally emotional, their attention was completely on me. I wanted to figure out how to get that emotion out through the entirety of my talks. So I went to an acting class (which I highly recommend, it is tremendous fun!). Which I know seems incredibly counter-intuitive. But I realised that actors have the ability to bring up their emotions on cue and consciously. Something I really wanted to be able to do with this talk. Not act as someone else, but as myself. Try to bring up past emotions. It turns out this is really really difficult to do, and it is very easy for the emotions to overflow. My experiences were incredibly intense and I wanted to show it - I wanted to show what it was like to experience the panic and fear and pain. Because this stuff is hidden from society's eyes. But I hope to show it is possible to convey an emotional message, my message - even with a dreary Andy Murray voice!
Meditation: The key to life's game of Snakes and Ladders