Nervous About Public Speaking? Try This.
Confident public speaking isn’t about getting rid of your fears. Reframing your nervousness as excitement is the key. Before your […]
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When Presenting Put Your Audience’s Needs First
When presenting to an audience, it’s not your responsibility to win over the audience. If your audience is paying too […]
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Connect With Your Audience When You’re Presenting Remotely
Good presenters know how to connect with their audience — which is really challenging in a virtual setting. To start, […]
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Don’t Leave Out Facts To Make Your Point
At a recent event, the host wanted to make the point that businesses need to help solve the world’s problems. […]
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5 Tips For Giving A Persuasive Presentation
When you need to sell an idea at work or in a presentation, how do you do it? Five rhetorical devices can help — Aristotle identified them 2,000 years ago, and masters of persuasion still use them today: Ethos. Start your talk by establishing your…
Losing Your Audience During a Presentation? Try This
You can tell when an audience has stopped listening to a presentation. Phones come out, people slouch in their seats, maybe someone dozes off. If you notice this happening during your talk, try a few techniques to grab people’s attention. Move around t…
Keep Your Presentation from Being Forgettable
Advice on giving good presentations tends to focus on structure and style, but there’s something even more important to consider: getting your audience to remember your talk. Here’s how to make sure they remember what you say: Follow the right sequence…
Pump Yourself Up Before A Presentation
Giving a talk in front of an audience can be stressful, and our bodies react to that stress in different ways. If you’re someone who gets jittery and anxious, or whose energy levels flatline, try an exertion ritual before your next presentation. The ri…
Write a Speech, Not an Essay
There’s a huge difference between crafting a speech and writing an essay, yet too many people approach them in the same way. The average adult can read 300 words per minute, but can only follow a speech at half that rate. So speeches require you to sim…