Wednesday, March 09, 2011

An Important Presentation is Coming

And I need to ...
  • Review my theme
  • Touch base with supporters
  • Rethink any visuals
  • Consider the counter-arguments
  • Simplify
  • Recheck the figures
  • Have supporting material nearby
  • Talk with the neutrals
  • Put myself in the shoes of the audience
  • Be ready to address risks and resources
  • Know the precedents
  • Know the relevant rules
  • Arrange the room to achieve the right effect
  • Adopt the appropriate tone
  • Be ready to listen
  • Inject some magic
  • Clarify
  • Enjoy the moment

1 comment:

Bob said...

I just sat through three days of drudge. There were a couple of engaging presentations, interestingly they didn't have power points.......These people are for the most part very responsible and highly paid professionals or public servants.

How do we get people to realise there is more to a presentation than words (lots of words) on a slide? If they only knew how good they could be with a little preparation and polish.....