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Updated: Apr 23, 2021

Know it well before stepping on stage.

To prevent unexpected issues and deliver your speech with confidence, become familiar with the room and space where you’ll be speaking.

If possible, visit the place where you’ll present so you can assess the environment and plan accordingly. Be aware of how you’ll be entering and exiting the venue, and make sure any equipment you need for your presentation is available. If it’s not, that’s something you’ll need to bring with you. If you are presenting online, become familiar with the platform you’ll be using to reach your target audience. Know the software well and have a backup plan for any issues. Becoming familiar with your venue will help you anticipate and prevent any surprises when it’s time for your presentation.

- Lisa Kleiman

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