36 Presentation Tips
36 Presentation Tips to end your fear of speaking forever.
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- Understand public speaking
- Understand the fear of public speaking
- Love public speaking
- Practice public speaking far more often than you have in the past (at least 5 times as much). Use this web-site by doing the exercises.
- Understand that it's not public speaking that you're afraid of
- Put your focus on the audience and not yourself
- Understand that it's your thoughts causing the fear - nobody else's
- Understand that speech anxiety won't normally kill you these days
- Understand why public speaking is so important to you
- Get the audience laughing first and then go on from there
- Understand how to structure a speech
- Understand Aristotle's 3 Appeals
- Understand Cicero's 5 Canons
- Understand Cicero's 6 parts of a speech
- Love the feelings you used to call fear. They're what led you here aren't they :)
- Love yourself. Otherwise how do you expect the audience to?
- "Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope." ~Lord Reading
- "Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening."— Dorothy Sarnoff
- Understand once and for all that you have something to say. Yes You!
- Lighten up
- Join Toastmasters
- Remember Rule No.3 Of Public Speaking "Don't Be Boring"
- For most presentations you'll do there are no other rules.
- If you use
never, ever, ever, ever do a bullet point list. Do one brilliant, memorable, funny slide per bullet point instead
- Make each Powerpoint slide a work of art, not an instrument of torture.
- Read books on Persuasion. Then notice how often you're being persuaded each day.
- Understand logical fallacies in argument. Then notice how often they are used against you.
- Question everything you've ever learnt about public speaking. It's probably wrong.
- Keep questioning
- Practice speaking off the cuff
- Practice speaking without notes
- Practice introducing other speakers
- Practice debating instead of fighting
- Practice a comedy routine
- Practice a eulogy
- Finally ... read these 9 presentation tips.