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Top ten best practices for a perfect public speaking

Public Speaking

Continuing our previous post, which talked about the great speakers and presenters in the world, now we’ve compiled some of the best practices that can help when making a presentation and public speaking.

Anyone can use the best tricks used by the best ones when speaking in public or making a presentation. In many cases, the practice helps a lot in order to making possible get better results. This is our list of top ten tips for public speaking and not die in the attempt:

  1. Adapt the presentation to the audience. It’s not the same talk to a group of senior executives who can buy a product, than speak to some students interested to learn.
  2. Prepare and develop a script lets define the scope of the speech and also allocate time to each part, including the time dedicated to answer questions from the public.
  3. The media helps a lot. It is more helpful to use images or video than words on a screen, it makes the message stronger.
  4. It is always recommended a previous test: Check Internet connection, compatibility of the connections between the computer and projection system and also, ensure that we can open the files on the computer.
  5. It never hurts to bring a plan “B”. If something goes wrong, we should be able to expose normally. Make a presentation in spite of technical or logistical difficulties can improve our image and increase the audience interest. Be like McGyver.
  6. Receiving feedback is always good but we must manage it properly, preventing that someone can occupy the time of the speaker.
  7. Having water nearby will help to keep the throat in perfect condition and avoiding to lose the voice. Make stops at short intervals to refresh the mouth is more than just a good idea.
  8. It is not good idea to schedule a presentation just before or after lunch or dinner, because the public may be thinking in the lunch or falling asleep while doing the digestion.
  9. Choose a charming place, and attendees will have a good memory of the presentation and the message will remain longer in their minds.
  10. When sending invitations to attendees, be sure to indicate clearly where it is and what is required to access, so no one will be left out.

We hope these tips will be useful and tou can try in your next public speaking event. You can take the opportunity to review examples of renowned speakers interventions and improve your public speaking. Never too late to make things better and improve our skills by learning from the best.

Let us know if you have some tricks that we haven’t mentioned.

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