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Showtime: Delivering Your Presentation

You’ve spent many hours preparing, tweaking, and rehearsing your presentation. Now the big day has arrived; all of your hard work is about to pay off. But remember, as for a great athlete or musician, preparation is only half the story. You still have to perform. Whether this is your first talk in front of an audience or your two hundredth, you’ll need to give it your all to achieve the lasting impact that is the goal of all meaningful presentations.

6.1  The Countdown

Before leaving for the venue, check and double-check your materials. If possible, get there early.

Example. Tom had done his homework regarding the classroom in which he was scheduled to speak, visiting it a week beforehand. Fortunately, ...

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