Over at Escape from Cubicle Nation, you’ll find some great presentation advice in Compulsive obsession with details will save your neck when giving presentations. Most of these pointers are related to setup and configuration (rather than the actual presentation delivery), and they are based on a set of axioms:
- Materials shipped ahead of time might not arrive
- Your laptop could blow up at any time
- Classrooms or conference rooms are never set up the way that you request
- If you bring only one set of clothes, you will rip or spill coffee on them
Read the whole thing for some advice on how to lower your stress level and improve the chances of a presentation going well.
For more on great presentations, check out Guy Kawasaki’s post on the 10/20/30 rule for PowerPoint. And presentationzen.com. In particular, don’t miss PowerPoint: sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.
Off to clean up my slides…