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Tips for engineers presenting at public meetings

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It's not about just disseminating details of the scheme you want to deliver, but about delivering a message the audience can understand and relate to - it's about communication.

Residents will be anxious and concerned about the impact of a scheme on their homes and livelihoods, so try to be genuinely sympathetic.

They'll see through the gloss if you are actually planning to bulldoze their homes.

Don't eflect questions to the end of your presentation because it will look as if you are trying to hide something, don't know the answer, or worse still, are hoping to avoid answering the question altogether. To keep the flow of your presentation, make sure someone keeps note of the questions to address at the end.

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