Preparing Your Presentation or Speech
Looking for some quick tips to help make your presentation or speech that little bit easier? Take a look at these handy pointers and ensure that your preparation leads to optimum delivery.
Resist agreeing to make a presentation or speech that you don’t want to make. Ask for time to think about the request – do you have the expertise to speak on the topic and the time to prepare well for it?
Organise your information in a straightforward, logical pattern that the audience can easily understand.
Use a mix of types of material – examples, stories, statistics, quotes – to maintain audience interest.
Use your introduction to set the audience’s expectations.
Have a special conclusion ready that you can go straight into if you run out of time. Never omit a conclusion.
Anticipate the questions you may be asked and have answers ready.
Practise, practise, practise your presentation or speech out loud as many times as you can.