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9 Survival Tips For Public speaking

  1. T I P S T O H E L P Y O U O V E R C O M E Y O U R F E A R O F P U B L I C S P E A K I N G 9 Survival Tips For Public Speaking
  2. 9 Survival Tips for Public Speaking  Dress for the Occasion  Preparation  Know the Room and the Technology  Engage your Audience  Purpose and Knowing Your Audience  Be Confident…Own the Floor  Avoid “Ums and Uhs”  Timing  Humor your Audience
  3. Dress for the Occasion  Always Dress Slightly Better than the Audience  Dress Consistent with your Brand  Dress in Something that Allows you to move
  4. Prepare  Practice, Practice, Practice  Memorize the opening of your speech to reduce anxiety and help with the flow  Have a 3 x 5 card with bullet points  Prepare for tough questions  Imagine yourself succeeding
  5. Know the Room and Technology  Be familiar with the room settings  Have a backup USB Drive with presentation loaded on it  Arrive early to set up and check equipment  Make the room comfortable for your audience  Have visual aids ready incase technology isn’t working
  6. Engage your Audience  Open Strong  Ask Questions  Use Personal Experiences  Add Humor  Powerful Visuals  Use Storytelling  Have Handouts  Solicit Feedback
  7. Purpose and Knowing Your Audience  Know what your audience likes.  Why are they here? Mandatory? Are they here to learn?  What keeps them up at night?  How can you solve their problems?  What do you want them to do?  How can you best reach them?  How might they resist? What will keep them from adopting your message
  8. Be Confident…Own the Floor  Don’t be afraid to make a mistake  Believe in your capacity to improve  Think Positively "Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have." Brian Tracy
  9. Avoid “Ums and Uhs”  Ums and Uhs can be a cry for help  They can kill your credibility  The make your audience lose focus  Use other filler words  Instead of using Um and Uh, use pauses when presenting. It allows you to collect your thoughts.  Leave yourself a voicemail or record your previous speech
  10. Timing  Strictly adhere to your allotted time  Leave time for Q&A  Respect you audiences time (Especially Lunch breaks)  Practice with a timer  Have a plan to cut material  Double Down (Create one short presentation and one long presentation)  Wear a watch (Phones can be distracting)
  11. Humor your Audience  If appropriate, open with a joke  Add humor when necessary  Identify things that make you laugh  Humor will help you relax  Humor helps unite an audience  Humor often helps the audience retain information  Humor helps you have fun too