10 Presentation Tips June 09

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Here are several lessons I've learned from running training events and seminars over the last 20 years.

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10 Presentation Tips June 09

  1. 1. 10 Things You Must Think About When Presenting 5 th June 2009
  2. 2. 1. Knowing the venue <ul><li>Visit the venue as soon possible </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the layout </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the facilities… </li></ul>Image :http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrargerich
  3. 3. 2. Working with the organiser <ul><li>Both sides must agree what is expected from the other </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy to fall out if you don’t… </li></ul><ul><li>Image :http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniel_n_reid/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Arriving early <ul><li>Allow extra time for traffic </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll need more time to set up than you think </li></ul><ul><li>The room is never 100% ready … </li></ul>Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melindashelton/
  5. 5. 4. Expecting technical glitches <ul><li>You may experience I.T. & audio visual faults </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse how to adapt </li></ul><ul><li>Have an alternative method of delivery e.g. a flipchart… </li></ul>Image :http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickwebb/
  6. 6. 5. Taking spare equipment <ul><li>Take your own laptop, projector, speakers and remote control </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget the power leads </li></ul><ul><li>Extra flip chart paper & pens are a good idea… </li></ul>Image :http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkerhead
  7. 7. 6. Starting on time <ul><li>Begin when you should </li></ul><ul><li>There’ll always be latecomers </li></ul><ul><li>Better to finish early than start late… </li></ul>Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flavinsky/
  8. 8. 7. Sticking to your schedule <ul><li>Balance being flexible with full delivery </li></ul><ul><li>A few delegates will take you off on tangents </li></ul><ul><li>Others won’t appreciate you leaving out content… </li></ul>I mage :http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangeacid/
  9. 9. 8. Involving your audience <ul><li>Make your sessions interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Your delegates will enjoy it </li></ul><ul><li>They’ll learn more too… </li></ul>Image :http://www.flickr.com/photos/juccce/
  10. 10. 9. Providing good food <ul><li>Treat your delegates to excellent food </li></ul><ul><li>Poor food will ‘sour’ their perception of the day… </li></ul>Image :http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrargerich/
  11. 11. 10. Making an impression <ul><li>Let your enthusiasm shine through </li></ul><ul><li>Give your audience real value </li></ul><ul><li>Their applause will be natural, loud and sustained… </li></ul>Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/princesstheater/
  12. 12. Andrew Lloyd Gordon <ul><li>Internet Marketing Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/andylloydgordon </li></ul><ul><li>Get in touch: </li></ul><ul><li>M: +44(0)7702 327508 E: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>W: www.andrewlloydgordon.co.uk </li></ul>

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