Great presentation advice for public speaking

Getting up on stage and speaking is a difficult and demanding thing to do. It’s natural to be nervous and for that nervousness to show. It’s also hard to know how what you are doing up there on stage is perceived by the audience. There are things that speakers do that feel good to them, but which are not actually great for the audience.

1. Deliver your speech to the crowd, not the screen.

2. Pick a spot and stay, don’t pace, and don’t turn all the way around.

3. Take off your name tag.

4. If you find yourself walking backwards, you are probably pacing. Stop. Breathe.

5. If you don’t make eye contact with your audience, you make it that much harder for them to connect to your message.

6. If you are being videotaped, your presentation matters 10x more. 

7. Dress like you mean it.

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