Where is the Emergency Exit?

Where is the exit sign?
When you are the presenter the audience expects that you know where the emergency exits are. It's part of your responsibility as the speaker.

When you speak the audience sees you as a leader - as least temporarily. With that leadership comes responsibility.

For the safety of your audience and yourself, check and be familiar with the emergency exits and to where they lead. When things go wrong appear calm and maintain control. Give clear instructions. There is nothing worse than a panic. Similarly be prepared to handle accidents and medical emergencies.

As the presenter you are responsible when things go wrong – especially an emergency. The group has granted you leadership status and expects you to take charge in an emergency.

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