Tips for a Successful Presentation
Members of the public are welcome to make a presentation on any topic at any regular meeting of Council. These presentations are called “delegations” and are typically scheduled at the beginning of the meeting.
We ask that you submit written information early. Meeting agenda packages are distributed on the Thursday afternoon preceding the meeting so that Council has time to thoroughly review their information and prepare questions before the meeting. Submit written information to the Executive Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org , by fax at 204-822-6494, or in person at the Morden Civic Centre, 100 – 195 Stephen Street, Morden, by noon on the Thursday before the meeting.
Structure your presentation. Remember, you will have a maximum of five minutes to speak. We suggest the following:
- Introduce yourself and briefly describe your relationship to the issue. For example, you may be representing a group or you may live in or near an area where a problem is occurring.
- State your topic. If you are requesting action to address a certain issue, describe the issue and the action you wish Council to take. If you are requesting funding, state the amount and purpose of funding.
- If appropriate, provide some background. For instance, you may want to talk about how long the issue has been going on or how you or your organization has been affected. For funding requests, it is always a good idea to provide information about your budget and any other revenue you have or are pursuing.
We are happy to provide you with a projector and laptop computer to assist with your presentation. These must be booked with the Executive Assistant prior to the meeting.
For more information, contact the Executive Assistant at 204-822-4434 or email@example.com.