A step-by-step checklist of everything you’ll need to put together an awesome presentation!

If we’ve said it once (which we did in this guide here), we’ve said it a thousand times. A presentation can make or break you during an interview.

We’ve talked a lot about the dos and don’ts when presenting. What about the aesthetics of your slide deck, or how to do that final check though?  This is a checklist that covers everything you’ll need to take a closer look before you present.

This guide will dig into how long you should take presenting, how to be sure your slides are uniform, and appealing to the viewer. We also cover closing out a presentation, and how to prepare for the Q&A to follow. We wanted to create something that you can keep on hand, and go through as you’re reviewing your slides. Feel free to check out a printable version of this checklist on our resources page, but here’s the web version you can view now:

We know preparing a powerpoint and presenting can be stressful, and our hope is to alleviate some of that with this guide. Whether you’re interviewing through us, or have a final on your own, we hope this is a useful checklist for you.

Although this list is extensive, there’s still a lot more that goes into giving a “perfect” presentation. We can give you all the tools you need, but it’s also all about how you share the information. Be sure that you’re presenting on something you’re comfortable and confident in. Prepare ahead of time, and record yourself presenting if you need to. This will give you an idea of how you look and sound to the audience.

Between this checklist, and our original guide to presenting (mentioned above), you’re going to have one awesome presentation put together!

If you have any additional tips on presentations, feel free to list them in the comments below.