Presenting traps to avoid – Trap no. 4 Disappearing after the presentation

Audience members (and conference organisers) expect you to hang around for a few minutes after your presentation. When you stay after your presentation it allows a number of things to happen:

  • Audience members can ask in-depth questions that it wasn’t appropriate to discuss during your presentation.
  • Shy audience members will have time and space to ask you a question they need answered.
  • Both you and the audience members who may be interested in what you do will be able to  exchange details.
  • You will have a chance to thank the conference organiser for including you in their conference.
  • You will be able to meet other speakers who are speaking at the event.