(Check the following well before the audience arrives.)
_____ Is the volume and tone adequate?
_____ Are there feedback or radio frequency issues?
_____ Will you be sharing a microphone with the person who speaks immediately before you?
_____ If sharing a mike, how long you will have to make the transfer of equipment?
_____ Does the lighting illuminate you in the best possible manner?
_____ Are there dark voids in the speaking area?
_____ If the lighting will be adjusted for your presentation, where are the dimmers/switches?
_____ If the lights will be adjusted as you speak, who will assist you with the task?
_____ Have you supplied a printed, large-type printout for your introducer?
_____ Have you verified that the introducer can pronounce troublesome words?
_____ Have you determined if the introducer will wait center stage for you to arrive at center stage?
_____ Is the room a comfortable temperature?
_____ Are the seats arranged for an optimum speaking environment?
_____ If you are the only speaker, have you arranged the room to suit your needs?
_____ Have you taped off the last few rows of seats to "encourage" attendees to sit at the front?
_____ Is your lectern properly set up with any material you may need as you speak?
_____ If you have resources to sell, have you set the table in a high-traffic area?
_____ Do you have appropriate signage?
_____ Are prices clearly marked on individual items and multi-item packages?
_____ Do you have an assistant who can help with sales?
_____ Will an assistant be able to watch your table to prevent "five-finger discounts"?
_____ Do you have free items on the table to encourage traffic?