Make yourself and your message available to your presentation audience after your presentation.

Being accessible: If you presented within your organization, being accessible can mean hosting a lunch immediately after your talk, for instance, or blocking off your calendar so you can have an open door to answer questions in more detail. If you spoke to a broader audience and don’t have people’s contact information, send out thank-yous and other follow-up messages through blog and social media posts. Respond to anyone who starts a thoughtful conversation with you.

Sending materials: If you promised the audience any materials in your talk, get them out right away. A slidedoc can contain useful follow-up material. You might want to offer thank-you gifts such as free books or access to secure content. Check to make sure, though, that their employers let them accept gifts from vendors or industry influencers.

Calling or meeting with individuals: Suppose you presented a new initiative that’s going to be demanding on your team. Spend time listening to each member’s concerns. If you can’t talk to everyone in person, pick up the phone.. Insights from these conversations can help shape your next piece of communication with the group. If you discover, for instance, that people are most worried about limited resources, describe your plans for shoring them up.

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