Presentation Show flow

Consider these questions prior to giving a high-stakes presentation:

What will the order of events be? Check with the organizer. Will you be introduced, or do you need to prepare your own introduction? Who will speak before you and after you? What messages will others be presenting? It’s nice to reference things others are saying. If you’re toward the end of a long list of speakers, keep your message short and simple—the audience will already be tired and overloaded with information. And if you’re following a presenter with a contrary view, prepare to address any seeds of resistance he might plant in the audience. Speaking at a conference? Look at sessions in the same time slot as yours to find out if you’ll be competing with a popular workshop, for example, or a famous author doing a book signing. That’ll help you gauge whether the room will fill up.

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