Checklist N°4: Ironing Out the Last-Minute Details

The big moment has finally arrived. You’ve followed our checklists and you’re feeling prepared and confident. Now it’s time to take care of the finishing touches and revisit a couple of important details.

  • Arrive early
  • Make sure you have the equipment you need
  • Check that you have enough lighting and that background noise is to a minimum
  • Double-check that there’s enough seating
  • Organize refreshments for your audience, if provided
  • Make sure there is somewhere for you to prepare beforehand
  • Plan a dry run of your presentation
  • If Internet is needed, check the connection and login information
  • Make sure any links in your presentation are working
  • Edit your presentation if you have a set time frame
  • If there is an MC, meet with him/her before the presentation
  • Warm-up your voice
  • Stay hydrated
  • Turn off or set your phone to airplane modeYou’re good to go! Don’t forget to read our fifth and final checklist with tips on networking and how to make the most of your presentation experience.