Saturday, May 29, 2010

Little BIG Things When Presenting

  • Temperature of the room *
  • Size of the room *
  • Acoustics
  • Distance between the speaker and the audience
  • Any physical barriers between the speaker and the audience *
  • The lighting
  • Size of the audience *
  • Background of the audience
  • Expectations of the audience *
  • Relationships among audience members
  • Visual aids *
  • Nature of the topic
  • Knowledge of speaker
  • Preparation by speaker*
  • Goal of the speaker
  • What the audience hopes to get out of the presentation *
  • Appearance of the speaker *
  • The speaker's voice
  • Eye contact
  • Proper mix of generalizations and examples*
  • The theme*
  • Sound system
  • Physical comfort of audience re chairs, tables, writing materials, refreshments
  • The nature of the introduction, especially if given by another person *
  • The pace *
  • The number and size of breaks *
  • Enthusiasm level or tone of the speaker *
  • Length of presentation *
  • Audience's ability to ask timely questions *
  • Hand-out materials *
  • Clarity *

[* Items that often receive less attention than they deserve.]

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