If you want to achieve a high-quality, high-impact presentation, you need to carefully prepare content, text and means of expression, and, most importantly, physically practice the performance. Devising a detailed stage-direction plan is key here. Good preparation is the best way of ensuring everything goes smoothly. But it also makes you more confident in handling curveballs and slip-ups.
A well structured schedule is fundamental during the pre-presentation phase. Be sure to allow enough time to prepare content and hone your speaking skills. Once you have the basic concept, you can work on the finer details, which includes fleshing out the text and rehearsing the performance, as well as taking care of organizational measures. The final phase is about getting into presentation mode. The moment of the performance is when the speaker can finally access their prepared presentation, and is equally mindful of themselves, their audience and the overall situation
The detailed preparation approach described here is precisely the one presentation pros use for important talks. But not every presentation can be rehearsed to such an extent; people are often much more pushed for time. Even in urgent cases, however, these techniques will still help you get the most out of your performance – both for you and your audience.