Readying the Room for Your Presentation or Speech

Part of the Public Speaking For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

When you're ready to deliver your well-prepared speech, follow these simple steps to make sure that your room is in order, too. These checks will be sure to eliminate any last minute surprises.

  1. Get to the room early so that you have time to make changes if the set up doesn’t suit you.

  2. Check the laptop and the projector for your PowerPoint presentation or other technical equipment to make sure you know exactly how it all works.

  3. Control audience seating. Make sure that chairs and tables are arranged in the configuration that you want. Remove extra chairs.

  4. Check the microphone and sound system while you’re standing exactly where you’ll be using them.

  5. Make sure that the room isn’t too cold or too stuffy for your audience.

  6. Familiarise yourself with the venue and where the toilets are!

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