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    I've got a presentation to do on the 18th to convince the "Ayrshire and arran visitors association" (AAVA) that they want to hire me to make them a website to promote thier many attractions to the public.

    The presentation will be done in a prenetation suite in front of 35 members with just little me talking for 20min. Has anyone got any advice for me in giving presentations to potential clients?
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    (I'm assuming a PowerPoint context followed by a demo which is what I did many times last year at work for my project)

    1. No animation unless it serves a purpose.
    2. Dead-simple slides
    3. No sounds
    4. Keep the PowerPoint short! The snores are bad!

    And demo:
    1. Pretend to be a normal user and do whatever your system does
    2. Fake an error and how it would be handled
    3. Show admin options

    Obviously a very simple procedure but you get the point. You don't have to be a stiff but don't be a lunatic, either
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    i hate giving presentations so bad

    good luck anyway
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    LOL... remember to start with an outline:
    1. Overview (Basically, your outline of the presentation)
    2. Summary (short description of the project)
    3. Goals & Objectives (what they want to achieve in the project)
    4. Project Approach (how you plan to develop it)
      • Architecture
      • Design
      • Content Development
      • Application Integration (if necessary)
    5. Your Company (who you are, what you've done, etc.)
    6. Your Price Model (how will you bill them)
    7. Conclusion (pick me, etc.

    That's my basic presentation guideline, give or take... I usually use some variation of the theme, depending on what I'm presenting (i.e. application development, web design, consulting services, etc.)

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    Thats some really good advice, thanks. I've never used powerpoint before and my laptop keeps acting up, so it might be quite embarrasing if it was to cut out in a talk.
    But I'll try and do something.

    Any killer phrases that you can think of that I could use during the presentation?
    Thanks again.
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    I used "propoganda" a few years ago.
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    I agree with everything said so far - at school everyone else in my class loves to have words flying around the screen whilst glass smashes - something that sometimes makes me want to smash my head against a wall.

    If you can get hold of one, try and get hold of a 'remote control' for your laptop - so you can press a button to move on to the next slide and not have to faff around with a keyboard. It's a minor detail, but it makes it look like you're an old hand at it and also makes the presentation very clean, professional, and 'slick'.

    This is also pretty obvious, but be relaxed and easy to talk to - perhaps even crack a few light jokes if neccesary.

    I know one thing I like about my 'relationship' with some of my clients and with my host is the relaxed nature of it all - it seems very friendly.

    I think that's one of the key things to a good working environment nowadays - up to now everything has become too 'formal' and uncompromising.

    Maah, what would I know anyway, I'm only 15.

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