Facing an audience, large or small, usually brings problems and difficulties for the vast majority of people. Whether you are a student or a professional, you should get used to speaking in front of an audience that will be attentive to what you have to say and that on some occasions will be critical and analytical with your words. To prepare for an exhibition you must take into account a series of general instructions.
Method 1 of 2: Before You Get to the Site
Step 1. Study the topic
You must prepare in the best way at a general level around the theme and focus of what you will present, since this way you will have an overview and better handle the information you want to convey.
Step 2. Memorize the key points
Each exhibition has themes, details or parts into which all the material is divided. It is important that you memorize the most important topics or titles to better handle the exhibition.
Step 3. Simplify the language
Without falling into low language, use simple words to communicate the message. It is important to explain in detail so that the public fully understands the information. Therefore, do not use elaborate words or transcribe what was raised in a book. Replace those words with clearer language.
Step 4. Create a support material.
Prepare a support material to help you track the information and display the audience. It can be in slides, computer files, brochures or photocopies.
Step 5. Practice your presentation
If you have time, once your general preparation is finished, you can practice your message. If you fail at any point, go back over the information and practice again.
Method 2 of 2: At the Exhibition Site
Step 1. Try to be relaxed and focused
If possible, wait for your participation time in a quiet place so that you can be relaxed and focused. If you have to be in the middle of the audience or class, try not to divert your attention and think about your presentation.]
Step 2. Be optimistic
While you wait for your moment to present, think positively and trust your abilities. If you've prepared yourself correctly, you won't have a hard time getting your message across.
Step 3. Analyze the place of exposure
Look at the space you will have to exhibit, if you will be able to move without problems to speak to the whole public or if you will have to stay in a specific place. It is also recommended, for large venues, to analyze the place where you will enter and leave to exhibit.
- When entering the exhibition site, do so with safe steps, neither too long nor too short.
- Try to control nervousness at all times, especially when starting with the exhibition. Look at the audience and trust your abilities.
- Do not present an information-heavy visual so that it is not boring for the audience. On the contrary, it must have key points to develop in your exhibition.
- Plan well the appropriate time for your presentation, leaving a space for questions or comments from the audience.