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Engineering Speaking by Design by Michael J. Cloud, Edward J. Rothwell

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5

Optimizing Your Presentation

Having built your presentation and its associated materials, it’s time to optimize prior to the big event. The basic approach is to rehearse, evaluate, tweak your materials, and repeat.

5.1  Rehearsal

By making one or more test runs through your talk, you will have the chance to gauge your fluency with presenting the subject, your ability to fit the time limit, your chances at connecting with the audience, your ability to use various aspects of the venue to your advantage (or at least cope with them), and even your readiness for some likely questions from the audience.

Readiness to Present the Subject

One goal of rehearsal is to make sure you’re ready to present the subject of your talk. We break this down into ...

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