3 Common Error When Presenting• They allow their mind and nerves to take over• They feel the need to tell the audience everything they know on the subject matter and end up with a lot of detail having little impact• Poor body language is displayed, such as lack of eye contact and poor posture.
1.Research Your TopicIt’s important to spend enough timecollecting and confirming information inorder to speak with confidence andknowledge.
2.Organize Main PointOrganize the main points in the mostappropriate order for the topic you’representing. Avoid writing completesentences or paragraphs and prepare notecards to help you elaborate on theinformation presented.
3.Practice & UnderstandDo not memorize written texts. Try tounderstand the topic to the best of yourability so you can communicate it wellduring the presentation and meet thetime limit. Practice for a friend or afamily member and get their feedback onyour presentation skills.
4.Keep CalmIt’s common to be stressed before apresentation, try picturing yourselfimpressing the audience. Also, it’simportant to relax before thepresentation and think about nothing buthow to make the most out of it.
5.Dress SmartlyDress well for the presentation, usually aformal outfit is preferred to show thelevel of professionalism. Appearance saysa lot about someone’s personality andconfidence.
6.Eye Contact & InteractDo scanning the room technique bykeeping an eye contact with as manypeople as you can and keep interact welland nicely with the audience.
7.Speak ClearlySpeak in a load and clear voice to get yourpresentation through to the audienceeven the ones sitting further away.
8.Answer questions at the end of the presentationMake sure you listen to the questionscarefully, ask for clarifications if neededand repeat the question to the rest ofthe audience to give you more time tothink about the answer. If you don’t knowthe answer for a question be honest andsay that you will look into it since youdon’t know the answer in the meantime.
9.Learn from your experienceAsk your friend or lecturer for theirfeedback to be able to identify yourstrengths and weaknesses and help youimprove for next time.
10.Listen from other presentationsOnce you’re done presenting you shouldtake the time to listen to otherpresentations to benefit from presenters’skills.