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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Ron Woldoff is the founder of National Test Prep and has taught SAT, ACT, PSAT, GMAT, and GRE prep courses at Arizona high schools and universities. Geraldine Woods has more than 35 years of teaching experience. She is the author of more than 50 books, including English Grammar Workbook For Dummies and Research Papers For Dummies. At grammarianinthecity.com, Woods blogs about language trends and funny signs she spots around New York City.

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