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Top Ten Things To Do Before a Presentation or Speech

By Dr. Allan Bonner

  • Research -- # of people, previous speakers, expectations, time limit
  • Reconnaissance -- visit the room
  • Brainstorm -- gather facts, stories, statistics on your topic
  • Write -- short sentences, imagery, calls to action
  • Edit -- eliminate commas, clauses, lists, tongue tiers
  • Rehearse -- out loud, on video tape
  • D-Day -- arrive early, test the microphone & visuals
  • Schmooze -- shake hands, maintain eye contact
  • Deliver -- look at one person at a time for several sentences
  • Linger -- answer questions, make friends

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