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Checklist for the Prepared Presenter

Three Days
Before Your Presentation
  • Know your message in point form. Write it on
    cards. Summarize the objectives of your
    presentation in one sentence.

  • Practice your opening and closing statements.
    Write each out on a separate 3 x 5 card. Keep
    some blank cards on hand in case you need them.

  • Rehearse your presentation 3 times on your feet
    and if you can, rehearse in front of a "test

  • Prepare sample audience questions and answers
    for each. Write some of them down on 3 x 5 cards
    to be planted with members of the audience.

  • Finish preparing all of your overheads and
    flipcharts. Practice working with them. Be sure
    they are readable.

  • All of your handouts should be finalized and
    copies made. Print 10% more than you need. Use
    one file folder for each handout.

  • Confirm that all equipment is booked for the
    room you will use. Have a contingency plan in
    case the equipment doesn’t arrive.

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