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7 Tips for Stress-free Conference Presentation

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Want to deliver your presentation smoothly?
Follow this checklist before important conference or seminar. List of 7 things you should check out before standing in the front of the crowd. Check the room, the data projector, plugs, talk to organizers ...

What to check before presenting on a conference or bigger meeting?

7 Tips for Stress-free Conference Presentation

  1. 1. Visuals by infoDiagram.com preparing conference presentation 7tips
  2. 2. Visuals by infoDiagram.com Wanttodeliveryourpresentationsmoothly? Makesureyoufollowthischecklistand beastress-freeonyourconferenceorseminars. Visuals by infoDiagram.com
  3. 3. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 1 Checklogisticswith an organizer
  4. 4. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 1 Checklogisticswith an organizer When and how to provide your presentation file? What computer will be used for running presentations? Theirs or yours? What presentation format their computer will support? Will there be a clicker device? Can you use your presentation remote? Will there be a microphone? What kind? When can you check the room? Who will announce you? Shall you provide some information for the person presenting you?
  5. 5. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 2 Do final proofreadingof your slides
  6. 6. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 2 Do final proofreadingof your slides Check for mistypes. Run spellchecker! See if you have consistent style Run through all slides in presentation view to see if all slides display correctly
  7. 7. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 3 Backupyour presentationfile
  8. 8. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 3 Backupyour presentationfile Save the presentation on several places. So if something will go wrong, you will be safe.
  9. 9. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 3 Backupyour presentationfile Save the presentation on several places. So if something will go wrong, you will be safe. Export your presentation to PDF file. It will work on most computers Mac or PC, even though it won’t have animations. Save the final presentation files on separate pendrive (even better to have two of them in your pocket, if one fails). Upload the presentation to the cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, e-mail)
  10. 10. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 4 Sendthe file to organizers in advance
  11. 11. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 4 Sendthe file to organizers in advance Definitely not 5 minutes before your talk. In the very worst case in the break before your session. So there is time to tackle any technical problems that may appear.
  12. 12. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 5 Checkthe presentationroom
  13. 13. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 5 Checkthe presentationroom Check the projector device. Does the cable fit? Is screen projection visible? Are the colors right? Check power outlet. Will you be able to plug your laptop? Test your slides on projector. Are the colors visible? For example, sometimes grey is not visible due to less contrast. Show up early (at least 1 hour before)
  14. 14. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 6 Rehearseonce again
  15. 15. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 6 Rehearseonce again There is never enough exercise, just not enough time. Go through at least your first five minutes of your speech. How will you start your speech? What wording will you use for transitions?
  16. 16. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 7 and takea goodsleepbefore!
  17. 17. Visuals by infoDiagram.com 7 and takea goodsleepbefore! To be fresh and react promptly during your speech.
  18. 18. Visuals by infoDiagram.com preparing conference presentation 7 tips Summary
  19. 19. Visuals by infoDiagram.com preparing conference presentation 7 tips Summary and take a good sleep before! Rehearse once again Check the presentation room Send the file to organizers in advance Backup your presentation file Do final proofreading of your slides Check logistics with an organizer
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