16 questions to ask before every presentation

Basic diagnostic questions to help determine how to develop and deliver your next presentation.

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That conversation is critical. We use that valuable time together to answer some basic diagnostic questions that will help determine how they develop and deliver their presentations.

This post could easily have included 137 questions, but I’ve limited it to 16. This article doesn’t attempt to be comprehensive, so I hope you’ll add other questions to the comments section.

Here are 16 questions to ask before every presentation:

Questions about logistics

1. How much time have you been allotted for your presentation?

2. Of that, how much time will you reserve for questions?

3. Will someone introduce you? (If so, have you provided them with a bio or suggested introduction?)

4. From where will you present?

5. How will you present? (For example, from a prepared script, using bullets, from memory.)

Questions about attendance

6. How many people will be in attendance?

7. Who, specifically, are they?

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