Re-read your script. Better still, edit it. Audience will see YOU saying it, NOT the scribe.
Check all equipment, even the microphone. Make sure battery’s full. Sorry Mother Earth.
Do a proper sound check or mike test. What’s a monitor? What’s EQ? Attend our workshop to find out.
Thou shall not show thy audience thine a*s ‘cause it’s meant to be at the back-side. Face front.
Never, ever, tap the microphone to test if it’s working. Say “check” instead. Hint for payment.
Find other ways of saying “we’ve got a problem” or “sorry for technical fault”. Fault’s yours.
Find another way of saying what has been repeated zillion times onstage. Cliches can’t find you a date.
Understand your strengths and weaknesses. They are like muscles, in need of flexing and exercising.
Believe in yourself and know that you can do it well. Self-confidence is really important.
Instead of “don’t forget” say “do remember”. Turn negative into positive. It’s all about NLP.
Don’t tell the audience how more pages or slides you have. They would already be counting.
Look at your audience one by one instead of blurring them out as a crowd. Treat each as a friend or a lover, at your preference.
Maintain constant eye contact. Look at who you’re talking to, even if it’s a big audience.