By Failing to Prepare, You’re Preparing to Fail
This is more than just a saying or quote from Benjamin Franklin, but when it comes to presentations it’s probably the most important lesson you’ll learn. With this in mind, we outline the following points that will guide you towards making sure your presentation goes without a hitch.
If you are using a power point presentation, or similar, make sure you have all the necessary files installed on the presentation computer. Quite often, a powerpoint presentation uses non-standard fonts. This means when editing your presentation, make sure you copy fonts used to your USB stick and install them on your presentation computer. If your presentation machine does not have the correct fonts, powerpoint will substitute the fonts for others and often this will scramble or misalign your text.
In the event all else fails, it’s important to have a backup plan to go on. So it’s a good idea to make sure you can deliver your presentation without visual or electronic media. Handwritten or printed notes may well be a God send if the unimaginable happens.