11How to Prepare

This chapter covers a number of things you need to do on the day – such as slide, flip chart and mic tests – but they are included here, rather than in the next chapter (Delivering on the day), because you need to discuss these with the venue or organiser in advance, so you both know who is supplying what and what is available to you.

Your Bio

For some talks you will need a bio which tells the audience about you and your presentation. These are usually used for two main purposes.

  1. First, for marketing materials, in the audience invite, on the event website and for any agendas or booklets given out on the day. Often there is a word limit for these, so you need to understand this way in advance and what date they need your ...

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