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Part IV: Tips and Checklists > Five Winning Tips

Chapter 20. Five Winning Tips

  1. ORDER EARLY.

    Give yourself plenty of time to plan, produce, and revise your visuals. Most visual aids producers charge extra for rush work.

  2. USE DUPLICATES.

    If you are going to repeat your presentation, use duplicates. Then if they are lost (by an airline, for example), you can arrange to have a back-up set sent. Or to be safer, take your essential materials on the plane in a carry-on bag.

  3. CARRY EXTRAS.

    • extension cords

    • cables

    • projector bulbs

    • chalk

    • scissors

    • 3-prong adapters

    • remotes

    • lamps

    • pens/markers

  4. CARRY MASKING TAPE.

    Tape down cords so you and your audience won’t have to worry about tripping. Tape off a frame on the overhead projector if your transparencies are unframed. Tape up a sign on the door if necessary. You can get yourself out of all sorts of jams with some paper, pens, and tape.

  5. HAVE A BACKUP PLAN.

    Think through the worst-case scenario. Have a Plan B strategy.

    If you arrive at the client’s and there is no overhead projector even though they have promised you over and over again there will be one…

    YOU NEED A BACKUP PLAN.

    If you get midway through the presentation to the school board and the slide projector jams…

    YOU NEED A BACKUP PLAN.

    If your flipchart is locked in the closet because the janitor is out sick…

    YOU NEED A BACKUP PLAN.


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