Ten Tips For Improving your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

One of the most important aspects of modern jobs is to convince the customer, which requires improved communication skills, especially talking in gathering of professionals. At times feeling some nervousness before giving a presentation or speech is natural and even beneficial but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Some tips that can help you in controlling your butterflies and give better presentations are:

1. Always Know your Materialmaterial

Always search about your topic prepare well, know more about it than you include in your presentation. Try linking your knowledge with your life events that way you won’t easily forget what to say.

2. Practice, Practice and Practice!practice

Try to rehearse out loud with all equipment you plan on using. Always work to control filler words and practice with a timer and allow time for the unexpected.

3. Know the Audienceaudianceaudiance

Try to greet some of the audience members as they arrive and remember that it’s easier to speak to a group of friends than to strangers.

4. Know the Roomroom

Always arrive early and walk around the speaking area and practice using the microphone and any visual aids.

5. Relaxrelax

Always begin by addressing the audience. In this way you can buy time and calm your nerves. Smile and count to three before saying anything and transform your nervous energy into enthusiasm.

6. Visualize yourself Giving your Speechvisulize

Try to imagine yourself speaking your voice loud, clear and confident. Always visualize the audience clapping; it will boost your confidence.

7. Realize that People Want you to Succeedsuccess

Always remember that the audiences want you to be interesting, informative, stimulating and entertaining.

8. Don’t Apologizeapologize

During presentation, if you think that you have done something wrong, avoid apologizing for any nervousness or problem, and remember the audience probably never noticed it.

9. Concentrate on the Messagemsg

Always concentrate on the theme and the message not the medium. Try to focus your attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your message and your audience.

10. Gain Experienceexperiance

Remember, your speech should represent you and experience builds confidence which is the key to effective speaking.  
1917   30/10/2013

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