Learning to give a presentation effectively takes time and practice. And one thing that is difficult is learning to express yourself when giving a presentation. What I mean by expressing yourself it is being able to use the English language in a simple, clear and effective way that will help you communicating the message of your presentation. So what I recommend is heading over to the library, or your bookshelf, and start reading more.
Why reading works
I believe that the more you read, the more exposure you will have to how authors can only use words to express their feelings and messages; as a result, this will help you to express yourself better. This will not only benefit you when giving a presentation, but will also help you in your daily communications, whether personally or professionally.
Types of reading
Almost anything is good, however, fiction is what I would recommend because of the storytelling. So anything from children’s books, to comic books and everything in between are a good source of learning that will help you improve your presentation skills.
But don’t plagiarize
Whatever you read and learn will surely benefit your presentations, but just be sure not to plagiarize. If you must use something from a book you read, be sure to properly credit the author. The best thing to do is to take what you have read and somehow make it your own when preparing your presentations.
Hope that helps you and also gets you reading more.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
How to Present Your Ideas Clearly – A 3 Step Process
When you give a presentation, it is very different for your audience than when they are trying to learn something by reading about it. When someone reads something and they don’t understand, they can re-read until they understand; however, that is impossible when they are listening to your presentation. They cannot ask you to go back and repeat the presentation, nor can you go back and repeat what you just said. So it is important to present your ideas and thoughts as clearly as possible during your presentation. This video will give you a three step process to learn how to present her ideas clearly.
Most job interviews nowadays require people to give a presentation and I’m sure it’s a source of much stress and headache. But with a bit of preparation and the tips in this video, you’ll know what to do when you have to give a presentation at a job interview. Specifically, you’ll learn the top 3 tips to help you ace a job interview presentation.
No guarantees, of course, because you still need to put in the work but you should be far ahead of your competition. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions or comments, or if you tried the tips in an actual interview.
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