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     You might present in a board room where there are
always more chairs than participants. Remove the excess
chairs before the troops arrive. This way you create a better
meeting atmosphere.

Talk to Participants in Advance

If you address an unknown audience, telephone three people
who will be attending a few days in advance and ask them what
they hope to gain.
     Familiarize yourself with their backgrounds and ask
them to tell you more about the rest of the group if they can.
What are their problems and how can your presentation help
them? If you are a total stranger to the group, try to discover
the important, unwritten, group "rules" if possible.
     Be sure that you do not accidentally offend anyone. Know
what the audience members like and dislike and prepare

   If you fail to prepare,   
you prepare to fail.

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