1) Have I properly prepared for this presentation? Have I analyzed the audience? Do I know the location of the presentation? Do I have the proper presentation equipment? Do I have material related to both the topic and the audience allowing them to value what I'm going to share with them?
2) Who do they think I am? Do they know me, if not what will I provide for them about me?
3) What can I say non-verbally that will provide them context? How do they think I should dress? What language and demeanor do they expect? What appearance will be most effective?
4) Can they hear and see me easily? Is a public address system needed? Is the lighting ideal?
5) How can I use my presentational aids, voice and body to guide them through my presentation? Should I have a computer driven presentation? How can I use my voice to emphasize and direct attention?
6) Do I seem to be enthusiastic and informed about my presentation?
7) Would I notice if some in the audience couldn't hear, see or understand what is being presented?
8) What questions, if any were asked during and after the presentation? How will these questions affect my next presentation? Did they understand my content? Are they considering changing their position?
9) Did I need leave behind materials? How will they be distributed? How many will be needed? Do the materials have appropriate contact information?
(This first appeared in May, 2010}