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Understanding the venue

Once you've identified the audience, the next thing you need to understand is the venue. What kind of room you will be presenting in? Whenever possible, make sure you take a brief walk through to familiarize yourself with your presentation space. However, in many cases that's just not possible or practical. I can't count how many times I've been whisked off a plane in a strange city, stuffed into a cab, and tossed in front of a live audience. Sometimes business travel is so chaotic we don't get the luxury of two-minute walk though.

That's why I'm a huge fan of using a room checklist before every presentation, even a presentation closer to home. A simple checklist can be very grounding. It also makes me less likely to forget tiny things that make a big difference, like batteries and backup devices. I've included a room checklist in the exercise files. You'll note that it includes three key sections: room dynamics, audience dynamics, and speaker equipment. Un...

Understanding the venue
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Understanding the venue provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Laura Bergells as part of the Public Speaking Fundamentals

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