Give a blueprint for the body only

Don't confuse the outline of your presentation with a blueprint. A blueprint covers only the points in the body of the presentation.

All too often, I've seen speakers use something ineffective like this as the visual aid for their blueprint:

I. introduction

II. finding job openings

III. finding prospective employees

IV. matching employees and openings

V. conclusion

When the speaker turns to this visual aid, she finds herself saying something like this, "First, I'll give you an introduction. . . ." But she's already giving the introduction!

Then she'll continue, "And then I'll cover how to find job openings, how to find employees, how to match the two, and then I'll finish with some conclusions."

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