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In a single business day, the average executive of a large business may be present at as many as five meetings. With all the information that is passed to and from the meetings, as well as in and out of the mind of an executive, many would be hard pressed to remember the goals of the meeting, let alone main ideas and any action that take place after the meeting is held. As a meeting chairperson, you want your meeting with the executive or business team to stick out. Produce the impact you need with supplemental meeting handouts and presentation folders.

After you confirm your meeting time, try to start your preparations as soon as you can. Ascertain the number of people that will be attending your meeting. Also find out who will be present and if there are any special accommodations needed. This is to make sure you have reserved the correct size and type of facility for your event. In addition, you want to have enough document handouts available for everyone.

Use presentation folders that make sense to and reflect your audience and the type of presentation you are putting on. You have several choices in folder options. For example, there are window covers, clear covers, solid colors, matte or glossy finishes to name a few. Just remember that all these different options can portray a different mood in your meeting. You would not want to use a bright colored or patterned folder in a formal meeting. Just the same, you would not want to use a matte finished dull gray folder for a new, colorful product line you are trying to introduce.

One of the most important things to consider when you are working on the presentation is your audience. Make it so it has meaning to them. It can be as simple as having a candid conversation with them while identifying the main points you are trying to get across during the meeting. Consider using key words you know will get their attention and allow you to connect with them. Try to relax during your delivery. Use body language and hand gestures to interact and communicate.

As you are moving through the presentation, ensure you get a measure of their reaction to you. For example, if they appear uninterested or seem confused, it is likely that they are. The success of your presentation delivery is dependent on your use of visual aids to get your main objectives across.

You can use a variety of visual aids, including a presentation folder or handouts as well as any presentation graphics or sample objects you might show off. Remember not to bring out any of your visual aids until it is appropriate to do so. This is so the audience is not distracted by too much information.

Always allot time at the end to answer any questions or clear up any confusion. This is a great opportunity for you to show how well you respond to challenging questions. In addition, it is a good time for the audience to participate and get involved and this time has an impact on the overall success of any presentation.

A successful presentation comes from being prepared and delivering with confidence. In addition, taking time to create visual aids for your attendees to take with them helps the success of your meeting. Presentation folders will help provide the needed impact to your presentation.

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