Tips for Presenters

…or, tips-for-Trisha-because-she-has-the-memory-of-a-goldfish.

  • Do not drink too much coffee beforehand.
  • Do not replace coffee with Diet Coke, it is not better…
  • Do not drink too much coffee and drink diet coke and forget to eat.
  • Check skirt length before prancing around on stage.
  • Check desktop background for public-display-appropriateness.
  • Close down applications that have popup notifications.  Do you really want hundreds of people seeing that tweet…?
  • Plug in your laptop power.  Re-typing your password every time the screen powers down is boring.
  • Remember your Mac-to-VGA dongle thingie.  Bring one even if you don’t use a Mac - there might be a cute/friendly/senior/cool speaker who needs one, and you can help them.
  • Bring your slides/laptop.  Not that important, especially if you’ve put it on dropbox.