Meet and greet. It’s the last thing you want to do before a presentation. Your nervous. All you can think about is what’s coming next and your mind is focused on nailing your performance.
Yet in my experience, meeting and greeting is the best thing to do.
It gives you inspiration. Helps to tailor your talk to your audience. Most importantly it humanises your audience and makes them less scary.
My dad taught me a great trick.
When you refer back to the conversations you’ve had, whilst making your presentation and mention the person you spoke to by name, you make that person feel great and demonstrate to your audience that you have their best interests at heart.
They will love you for it.