Time management is an important aspect, not just in life but in the seminar room as well. Adherence to time limits is a must to ensure that you don’t waste your time and your attendees’. While conducting a presentation in the seminar room, a hundred things may come up suddenly which make take up all your allocated time. There are a few ways to avoid this:
- To begin with, be punctual. There will be late comers, don’t wait for them.
- Before starting the presentation, inform the audience that you will take all the questions of the attendees of the seminar room at the end of the session. This will help you with time management and also maintain the flow of the presentation.
- Time your presentation from beforehand so that you know exactly how long your presentation would be.
- During your session, keep a stopwatch nearby. Alternatively you can get an assistant to signal to you if you overshot your scheduled time.
- It’s also a good idea to allocate an extra fifteen minutes for every presentation in case you really do need a bit more time to wrap things up.
- Once you have finished your presentation, see how much time is left and how many questions you can handle. Stick to 2 or 3 questions if you only have a few minutes.
- During Q&A, don’t linger on the answer. Keep answers short and concise.