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Three Ways to Become a Better Presenter

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Presentations and public speaking strike fear in the hearts of people everywhere. Whether it's a presentation for a small board of stakeholders or speaking in front of hundreds about your company's latest product, presentations can be uncomfortable and nerve-wracking. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, 74% of Americans fear public speaking. It's the number one phobia, with fear of death a close second at 68%.

While it may seem like an impossible fear to overcome, it's a situation that most everyone will have to face at some point. So, to help you face that fear, we've put together three strategies to help you become a better presenter. Check out our tips now.

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Three Ways to Become a Better Presenter

  1. 1. three ways to become a better presenter
  2. 2. did you know? If you're not a fan of public speaking and presenting, you're not alone. According to Statistic Brain, 74% of Americans fear public speaking. It's the number one phobia, with fear of death a close second at 68%.
  3. 3. face your fear with strategy. Ready to overcome your fear of public speaking and presenting? It's time to approach your presentation with strategy. Check out PGi's top three ways to become a better presenter.
  4. 4. it's not about you. Fear of presenting, at its very core, is actually the fear of being embarrassed in front of a group of your peers.  Approach your presentation with the mindset that it's not all about you -- it's about your audience. Direct the focus away from you and onto your audience. By making it all about them, you'll actually have a chance to communicate your message more effectively.
  5. 5. presenting is a two-way street.  Your purpose is to effectively communicate an idea to your audience, so it's important to remember that presenting is a two-way street. When you engage your audience to comprehend your message, they'll recall the information better, making your presentation more memorable. Focus on how you can get your audience more involved with your presentation by using tools like live polls or Q&A sessions.
  6. 6. You don't have to be a stand- up comedian to have fun during your presentations. But by having a few laughs with your audience, you'll create a relaxed atmosphere for your audience, which, in turn, will give you more confidence.  have fun.
  7. 7. want to learn more? Visit pgi.com/blog for more presentation tips and tricks.

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