Speaking Eye to Eye

Since we are all getting to the pointy end of semseter that means but one thing… the dreaded oral presentation!

Presentation slides…check!

Presentation Notes…check!

Sweaty palms…check!

Being uncomfortably aware of the dozens of eyes staring at you expecctantly …check!

Wanting to run and hide in the crowd… check!

Sound familiar? Well there is no shame if it does!

These are definitely some of the usual reactions people have when it comes to public speaking. It’s not everyones cup of tea, but that doesn’t mean you will be able to get off scott-free when you say that you just don’t want to present!

That’s life.. doing things we don’t want to do.

So instead of fighting it (which is no doubt is going to be an uphill battle) have a read of this article from Toastmasters. It provides some great tips on engaging your audience and a little bit of insight into the psychology of effective presenting.

I thought it might be helpful if you are one of the unlucky ones that just can’t bear public speaking. Or even for those that love it, but may want to brush up on your skills before the big class presentation.

So have a read and hopefully it can help give you that extra bit of confidence you may need to go in all guns blazing and give a truly confident presentation that results in the great mark you had been aiming for!

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Good Luck with presenting!

/Lynsey Brady

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