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10 Steps to Successful Presentations by ASTD

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STEP FIVE

Make Sure the Venue and Environment Work in Your Favor

OVERVIEW

Setting up the room

Planning for your audience’s comfort

Using technology strategically

Avoiding venue pitfalls

It’s a common scenario: the presentation room is too hot, the lights are too dim, and the coffee is tepid. The speaker is miles away, the slide projector does not focus, and the other attendees are grumbling to one another in small groups about “a waste of time.”

This chapter focuses on ways you can make sure the physical environment of your presentation site helps you to deliver a successful presentation. Keep in mind that today’s meeting rooms might be very high tech—yet technology should be used only to augment and not become the primary focus of the ...

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