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How to improve your presentation skills -

Part 1: Know where you are speaking and to whom
For many, it is a fear greater than death. It is the fear of public speaking. According to a well-cited survey, more people would rather die than give a speech... read more

Part 2: Don't try to wing it
Knowing what you are going to say ahead of time is one of the most important steps to success when it comes to presentations. It is the road map and what you fall back on if confidence begins to wane... read more

Part 3: Make your open and close memorable
When giving a speech, it is almost guaranteed you will have the audience’s attention for the first few minutes. That is why it is imperative that you grab them from the beginning... read more

Part 4: Speak, don't read
The more you read a presentation, the more wooden and phony it sounds. The audience is less likely to retain interest and you stand to lose credibility... read more

Part 5: Be Yourself
It was once said, “No man ever yet became great by imitation.” In most presentations, you are trying to let the audience get a sense of who you are and what you are trying to say... read more

Part 6: Body language matters
How you look is just as important as how you sound. Generally, an audience remembers 56% of what they see, 38% of vocal tone, and 6% of the words... read more

Part 7: Handling stage fright
According to Wikipedia, stage fright is “the anxiety, fear, or persistent phobia which may be aroused in an individual by the requirement to perform in front of an audience …” And let’s admit it, most of us suffer from it... read more

Part 8: Working with visual aids
Visual aids should not be a substitute for a presentation. Rather, they should enhance what you are trying to say. Visuals help an audience maintain interest in your topic and remember key points... read more

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