Presentation tips

If you are scheduled to be a delegation (make a presentation), here are a few tips that might assist you as you prepare your presentation.

  • Keep it simple - you only have 10 minutes, so keep your presentation focused on your topic and be very clear about what (if anything) you are requesting from the Board.
  • You don't need a fancy presentation - you don't have to use PowerPoint or bring anything special. It is perfectly acceptable to just deliver your presentation without any audio or visual aids. The best thing you can do is be prepared. If PowerPoint (or another program) will help add to your presentation or provide context, it is totally fine to use it, but it is not a requirement.
  • Be early - if you are making a presentation, please arrive early so we can have time to explain the room and the process.
  • If you have audio or visual aids, be earlier - if you have a presentation, please bring it on flash drive or CD. Note: the RDEK operates with PC's and often MAC programs are not compatible. If you are unsure, you can send a copy of your presentation in advance to lduczek@rdek.bc.ca . Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your meeting time if you have an audio/visual presentation to give us time to load it on our system and ensure it is working correctly.  If you do not bring it on a CD or flash drive, we cannot accommodate you.
  • If in doubt, give us a shout - if you have any questions, please contact the RDEK. We are here to help ensure your experience as a presenter is a smooth one.
  • Practice - you only have 10 minutes. If you have a long presentation, or if you are using PowerPoint (or a similar program), we encourage you to run through it and time yourself to make sure you can deliver your message in the allotted 10 minutes.

If you wish to provide handouts for the Board, please contact thlushak@rdek.bc.ca to determine how many copies you will need. Generally, 25 will provide copies for the entire Board and staff.  If you have provided a copy of your presentation well in advance, it will be part of the Director's agenda package and they will not need copies of it (as they can follow along on their monitors during your presentation).

Last edited: Mon, November 14, 2011 - 3:49:41