159: Success on Presentation Day, with David Sparks
Published September 22, 2014
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    You’ve spent days or even weeks working on that big presentation. Now the day is here. On this episode, how to prepare for success on presentation day.

    Guest: David Sparks
    Author, Presentations*
    MacSparky.com and MacPowerUsers.com

    David last appeared on episode #119 to help us get control of our email.
    Memorize the opening and the closing of your presentation

    Nail the beginning.
    Close strong.

    Utilize an effective remote

    A green laser shows better than a red one
    Keep the button options simple
    Dark the screen when you’re not referring to a slide
    Find one with an on/off switch
    David recommends the Kensington K72427AM Wireless Presenter*

    Tools to consider

    You need to learn to be self-sufficient
    Extension cord
    Duct tape
    Speakers for audio

    David’s final advice

    Think about your presentation as a story
    Your slides are not your script

    David and the folks of Apple have shared 11 free copies of David's book with our community. To enter to receive one, simply leave a comment at the link below with thoughts on one of two things:

    One thing you gained from this episode that you'll use for your next presentation day
    Something additional we didn't discuss that would also be valuable for presentation day success


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