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How to Prepare a Presentation for the Board Meeting

A presentation for the board meeting differs from a typical presentation due to the time pressure and requirement for unanimity. Board members are the most significant participants in the growth of a business so their decisions affect the entire the company. In order to make the best decision they must have all the relevant information in the shortest period of time feasible and weighing all risk. It's crucial to know what the board's goals are to achieve and ensure that your communication is focused on that goal.

The best method to do that is by putting your key data points in context. For instance, it's not enough to simply display the conversion rate of a new product; you also need to give the board a context of how it compares to expectations or industry averages. If the board can make the right decisions based upon the information they're seeking and can be more convincing to convince them of your recommendations or future vision.

Spend some time researching the backgrounds of the board members and interests prior to making your presentation. You can then anticipate their questions and prepare an appropriate response to the questions and answers that follows the presentation. I've seen presentations where the presenter has tried to guess at the exact question however if they answered it wrong, it could have a big impact on their credibility.