• Prepare content and all support materials
  • Write presentations to be said not read
  • Lock down content before practicing presentation
  • Put it on its feet! Practice presentation as if you are giving it
  • Practice with audio/visual support and with video camera or people, if possible


  • Listen or judge yourself as you speak
  • Use audio/visual support if you have not practiced with it
  • Leave elements of your presentation unrehearsed then try to wing it
do's and don'ts in presentations