The formula to a compelling presentation is one that balances both information and inspiration. With this, you leave people feeling engaged, persuaded, and desiring more.
“Oh brother. Bring on the sweaty palms and the lump in my throat. I have to present or “give a speech” today. I’m sure you can relate. When you must give an address or present, it can be incredibly nerve-wracking! From the work that goes on behind it; writing and practicing the speech to dealing with the knots in your stomach slightly before delivery time.
Here are four ways you can effectively communicate and present gracefully:
Create a narrative
The most vital piece of writing a speech is telling a story. Think about it this way. When you’re giving a speech, pretend like you’re speaking to friends and family. Notice that you’ll most likely make the story entertaining, ensuring that you captivate everyone with your words, dramatic pauses, and theatric body language. When giving a speech.
When words aren’t enough, add visuals. The best way to add spice to your speech is by adding interactive or visual content.
Interact with your audience
Don’t make your audience fall asleep. Remember that they are in the room, give them eye contact, engage with them even before your speech begins.
Practice your speech
The best speech is the one you feel the most comfortable with. Practicing your speech helps you to become more familiar with the flow of thoughts. Get familiar with what you’ve written.
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