Chances are that sometimes you'll be called upon to make a business presentation while traveling nearby, if not
It could be at a remote client site, a branch office or an investor pitch in another city. But nothing kills the concentration required by the audience like you fumbling around with nonfunctioning or unfamiliar equipment.
So here are the most important tools and tips you'll need for an effective presentation, one that keeps your clients focused on the content.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Be sure to test your presentation well before you leave the office, and run through it again the night before.Familiarity with all of the elements -- from how all the parts go together, setting the screen resolution and adjusting volume and audio levels -- is very important. And going through it all in advance will alert you to any parts that may have been damaged during your trip. The rehearsal will also help your verbal presentation. Ad-libbing is permissible if you're experienced, but being very familiar with the points you're trying to make will help keep you smooth and on-message, especially if the audience has unexpected questions.