STEP 5

Avoid Common Presentation Pitfalls

Overview

• Overcome venue malfunctions.

• Monitor your body language.

• Hit the mark of your speech.

• Allow your visual aids to shine.

Imagine that your presentation is going perfectly. You have the rapt attention of every audience member. Your voice is clear, you’re nailing your main points, and your jokes have all hit their target. Then your laptop, on which you’re depending to project your visual aids, dies.

This is where experienced presenters differentiate themselves from the rookies.

Every presentation planner has horror stories they would rather forget. Everyone who conducts meetings, conferences, or training programs is going to make a few mistakes, but the goal is to get tripped up as little ...

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