It is important to focus your presentation on the most important things for your audience. This can be achieved by taking into account the professional backgrounds and demographics of each board members. It can be done by looking at the types of questions and feedback you have received in past meetings. By analysing this data you’ll be able to design your presentation in a way that is as relevant and effective as is possible.
It is recommended to practice your presentation prior the meeting in order to become familiar with the space and overcome any technical difficulties that might arise. Arriving early to the meeting is also an excellent way to be set up before everyone else arrives. It will also help you feel more comfortable.
Once you’ve got your material together, make sure that you distribute it prior to the date so that the board members are able to go over it prior to the actual meeting. This will allow them to ask questions during your presentation and help keep the discussion flowing.
It’s tempting to try to cover as many topics as you can during your presentation, but this is not a good idea. You don’t want your audience to feel that they have wasted their time, so make sure you have enough time for each topic.
It is equally important to weigh the pros and cons of the issue. This will show that you are a sharp thinker and can assess the risks. This increases the board’s trust in your judgment, and allow them to trust you when making decisions.