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Public speaking is a skill that all professionals must master if they want to succeed in
their respected fields. Whether it is in front of five people in a boardroom or l00 in
the audience, if you are the presenter the spotlight will be on you.
Short stories. personal experiences.
Explain to the audience directly
why you are presenting
reference research. ouotes
Powerful quotes. images.
and startling statements
and rhetorical questions
Make eye contact evenly with everyone
in the room. not just the bosses
Slow dowir. don't read your information.
and project yourvoice. Be Confident.
Breathe in and not out. Replacethose
‘filler’ words with short pauses.
Prepare for difficult questions and have
Your audience is more likely to listen to what
you have to say if they know you are credihle.
The audience can relate to the material and it
will he easier at the end to get what you want
Also establish credibility with material that is
accompanied by supportin information
Introduce each separate topic or idea with
relavent points that grab the audience's attention
Ask a question first to get them thinking about
the material in the context you want.
Secretaries. assistants and other staff members
in the room may hold persuasive influence
Nervous and inexperienced speakers tend to talk
fast. memorize info. and are too silent or loud
’Fil| er' words are distracting and could show
nervousnesseslhe audience will barely notice pauses
You should know your information well enough
to justify statements or address concerns
Not only is it a fun. but it will make you
more confident when it's showtime
Prqalelulrallﬁl . . .
your own questions just in case
I‘ n Come early. scope outthe room. and
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