If you’re looking for a checklist in preparation for a presentation, you have come to the right place!
Equipment to take:
Do I have adapters? (e.g. cables to connect a computer to the monitor)
Do I have chargers, power supplies?
Do I have a charged computer?
Do I have the necessary equipment packed: computer, mouse, speakers, projector (if it is not in the room)
Do I have an extension cord?
Do I have a desktop cleared of personal files?
Do I have a neutral wallpaper set?
Do I have a flipchart and cards?
Do I have whiteboard erasers?
Do I have a clicker (remote control for changing slides from a distance)?
Do I have presentation slides printed?
Do I have a survey for participants?
Do I have materials to give away to participants?
Do I have other help, e.g. sticky notes, cue cards?
Do I have a presentation saved on the cloud or on email?
Do I have a presentation on a pendrive?
Is the presentation visible and legible from the audience’s level?
Do I have everything I need in the room?
Is there a sound system?
Did I check if the projector, microphone and speakers are working?
Are there enough chairs?
Is the room ventilated?
Are the cables securely stowed on the floor?
Is the room at the right temperature?
Do I have water / coffee / food with me?
Do I have a comfortable outfit suitable for the occasion?
Do I have an outfit for change?
Did I make sure to get enough sleep?
As you can see, being a trainer or a speaker often involves being in different roles. You can find tips on how to create a presentation here. There are many different aspects to take into consideration. In the heat of battle details can simply escape us, so it’s worth having a checklist with you, which can be downloaded here: