Everyone needs a bit of help when it comes to what can make or break a good presentation or public speaking engagement. A recent article in Entrepreneur magazine points out some of the great tips and habits of successful public speakers.
By Maria Tecce, ConfidentSpeak
The article was written by Johnathan Li and can be read in its entirety here.
But to sum up the seven key points, the habits shared by successful public speakers, they are:
1. Focus on the audience
World-class successful public speakers ask, “What do I want the audience think, do or feel differently after my presentation?”
Focus on sharing your message with the audience and you will become more successful.
One easy way is to engage people’s emotions: ask questions, tell stories or play a short video.
The more engaging your presentation is, the more attention you can get from the audience.
3. Be conversational
Successful entrepreneurs avoid buzzwords.
They use simple words to make sure that everyone understands what they say.
To get your point across, use simple words that even a 10 year old can understand.
4. Tell powerful stories
Stories help you stand out from the crowd.
The best stories are usually from your personal experiences because you know them best and nobody can challenge you.
5. Use slides that are visually engaging
Make sure every slide has one picture that expresses the whole idea and use as few words as possible.
This simple approach will make your presentation more memorable.
6. Get coaching
The key to peak performance is coaching.
Even personal development legend Tony Robbins has a coach.
7. Keep learning
Even top presentation experts keep learning.
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