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If you've followed the previous steps on planning, preparing and practising, then on the day of the presentation you can focus on your delivery.

  • If possible check out the room to ensure everything works and you have an idea of the layout.
  • Make sure that you have a backup of your presentation by emailing it to yourself and having a copy on a memory stick
  • Try not to "read" your talk. Use cue cards to prompt your memory.
  • Use a conversational tone. Make sure you are speaking loud enough to be heard.
  • Be aware of your body language i.e. maintain eye contact. Face the audience and try smiling occasionally!
  • Try to be enthusiastic.
  • Make sure to pause between points, indicating to the audience a change and helps to slow down your pace.

Useful resources

For a great range resources on giving presentations, in a variety of formats, Click here to enrol the SLD Blackboard module.