The following was written by Sarah Brown from Walker Stone and she talks about an infographic she helped prepare that is found on Malcolm Andrews’ site. I thought it would be a great thing for you to check out, so have a look at what Sarah wrote and hope you enjoy the infographic.
Make Small Changes to Deliver an Amazing Presentation
Glossophobia, the fear of speaking in public is a phobia that affects three quarters of the worldwide population and many report speech disorders due to anxiety and nervousness. Delivering a presentation is a skillful task and although is easier said than done, here are a few small changes that can help you deliver an amazing one:
Uncomplicate the motive of your presentation and dedicate about 70% of your time on writing and developing a presentation script that interprets that central message effectively. Focus on communicating it using a personal story or anecdote with humor so that the presentation does not become dull and uninteresting. Always open with something that blows away the audience and instantly grabs their attention.
You must know your audience as their level of knowledge about the subject may differ and you need to make necessary amendments to your presentation. If you fail to adapt for your audience, you might end up stating the obvious the whole time in front of an audience of experts or talk about complex concepts for a novice audience.
Check out this infographic from Malcolm for more of such easy to make changes that can help you in delivering a world class speech. Learn to overcome the anxiety of speaking in front of a live audience and improve your presentation skills.