A Public Speaker’s Checklist

Manner of Speaking

Coloured markers for a flip chart. Handouts related to the presentation. As public speakers, we should be focused on our audience and the material. The last thing we want is to be distracted because we’ve overlooked a logistical detail. Set out below is checklist of 50 things that public speakers need to remember before speaking. A few things to note about the list: It is restricted to matters of a logistical nature.

Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Bring props and handouts. Write on a flip chart. Imagine you have a presentation you've been working on with a partner. Then the day comes to give your presentation, and your partner is sick, so you have to deliver alone. You panic and think, "I only know MY part of the presentation!" This is what it's like when you come to rely too heavily on PowerPoint. Can you still give your presentation if your technology fails? If not, you are too dependent on PowerPoint !

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Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Bring props and handouts. Write on a flip chart. Imagine you have a presentation you've been working on with a partner. Then the day comes to give your presentation, and your partner is sick, so you have to deliver alone. You panic and think, "I only know MY part of the presentation!" This is what it's like when you come to rely too heavily on PowerPoint. Can you still give your presentation if your technology fails? If not, you are too dependent on PowerPoint !

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How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity

Executive Speech Coach

Friday, July 16, 2010 How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity As an entrepreneur or sales professional are you tapping into the unlimited opportunities to promote if you are a good presenter? Its a comfort knowing that the lights, the microphone, the flip charts, etc. Handouts: Develop a page detailing your key points. Make sure that the handout includes your name, address and telephone number.