Making the presentation. Greet the audience (for example, 'Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and tell them who you are. Good presentations then follow this formula tell the audience what you are going to tell them, then tell them, at the end tell them what you have told them. Keep to the time allowed. If you can, keep it short. It's better to under-run than overrun. As a rule of thumb, allow 2 minutes for each general overhead transparency or Powerpoint slide you use, but longer for any that you want to use for developing specific points. mm slides are generally used more sparingly and stay on the screen longer. However, the audience will get bored with something on the screen for more than 5 minutes, especially if you are not actively talking about it. So switch the display off, or replace the slide with some form of 'wallpaper' such as a company logo. Stick to the plan for the presentation, don't be tempted to digress - you will eat up time and could end up in a dead-end with no escape Unless explicitly told not to, leave time for discussion - 5 minutes is sufficient to allow clarification of points. The session chairman may extend this if the questioning becomes interesting. At the end of your presentation ask if there are any questions - avoid being terse when you do this as the audience may find it intimidating (ie it may come across as any questions - if there are, it shows you were not paying at- tention).If questions are slow incoming, you can start things off by asking a question of the audience - so have one prepared.