It’s your turn. What do you have to do just before you start?
It’s your turn. They call you in.
Don’t walk too fast or too slow. Walk in confidently.
Be ready in case someone wants to shake hands with you. Not like that, just relax …
Check the microphone works, if there is one, and do a quick a voice check to make sure the audience can hear you.
Don’t hold it in weird positions … hello?
And don’t wave your hands around when you are talking … your voice will come (and go) and people will miss whole chunks of what you are saying.
If you’re showing visuals, make sure the equipment works. If it doesn’t, use your back-up plan.
So, now you’ve got everything ready.
You know exactly what to say.
You’re relaxed but you feel alert.
You feel confidence in the power of your voice.
With a relaxed smile look round at the audience.
Everyone’s on your side and want you to do well.
You have everything under control.
Ok, let’s start …