Chapter 8

Going live


A presentation is made up of two parts: communication and delivery.

Up to now we have been looking at communication and the approach to structure and shape your messages. I would now like to address delivery skills. These are the skills needed when you’re standing in front of the audience. If you do all the preparation we have looked at up to now then a lot of what I am going to talk about will happen naturally because you will own your messages. However, there are a number of things you must be aware of and in some cases manage when you stand up in front of an audience.


The part of a presentation where you stand up and speak, your presentation delivery, is a performance.

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