Have you ever sat through a presentation and wondered where the speaker was going? Chances are high the speaker was off topic and no longer sticking to their message. If you are presenting to an audience, it is your job to guide them through your speech. You need to have a clear, succinct message and stick to it. For example, if you are presenting on programs to increase employee engagement, your speech shouldn’t include information on growing profits. Establish your message and build your presentation around it. If information, stories or anecdotes don’t support your message, remove them from your presentation. Focusing on one clear message will give your audience a roadmap and make it easier for you to guide them through your presentation.