The Final Step

Testing transcription service. OK. Seems to be working today.

Here we go!


I have a procedure for the hour leading up to a webinar. Step by step, task by task, a process that helps guide me to starting well.

My water bottle is full. I have an emergency break snack. I’ve got my notes and my desktop is arranged just so. I’ve done all the work I can. Email off. I’ve checked that my family know not to disturb me. I check I’ve got everything I need.

Then the final step is to check that Zoom’s transcription service is working well, “Testing transcription service…”


What could your viva day procedure look like? What will you need to do? What might the first task be and what will the final step be that will help you to feel ready?

Then, here we go!