- Keep it short.
- Make it useful and instantly valuable to the audience.
- Don't use PowerPoint;
- Use story, audience interaction and action points.
- If you must use PowerPoint use it as a backdrop not a teleprompter.
- Get into the audience: be on the conference floor, walk the aisles.
- Rehearse the words you will say.
- Rehearse the tone you will use.
- Practise the energy you will need.
- Your phone video can help 82% with 7, 8, 9.
- Have a 'freebie' for everyone in the audience; maybe a simple three point summary of your message.
- Introduce yourself.
- Burst straight in like a Bond movie with immediate relevant points.
- Add to the mix: changes of pace, a bit of humour and essential points repeated.
- Link to the themes of the conference.
- Link to other presenters.
- Dress smart but not distracting.
- Ensure you know the time exactly but never be seen to look at watch, clock nor phone.
- Signal a Q&A 'in a few minutes' so people can get ready and then you are likely to have questions.
- Thank the audience, tell them where to find out more and finish on time.
- Try and be around post your session for one-to-one questions.
- Write a personal review immediately of what went well and what you might do dfferently.
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