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Why You Shouldn't Memorise A Speech Or Presentation

Memorising your presentation will help make it go smoothly (and you feel less nervous), right? Probably not, according to Toastmasters International experts on public speaking.

Skip The Slides For Your Next Presentation

The next time you’re putting together a set of slides for your presentation, ask yourself, “Do I really need this?” Then, an all likelihood, stop making slides.

The Best Productivity Tricks Used By Evil Dictators

History is full of evil dictators, and while the had their share of bad qualities, it’s undeniable they were efficient at getting things done. Here’s what we can learn from them, despite their evil nature.

Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Teleprompter Operator

It’s hard work to appear effortless. High production values can often be measured by what you don’t see in a show, whether its a live performance or on television, and one diligent, necessary worker behind the scenes is the teleprompter operator.

Write A Better Speech By Practising It On A Novice

If delivering a speech isn’t intimidating enough, writing one can be just as difficult. And if you’re dealing with a complex topic, it might be hard to gauge whether or not you’ve simplified that topic enough for people to understand it. One way to make sure you have is to practise that speech on a novice.

Use Specific Details In Your Stories To Make Presentations More Engaging

When you’re giving a presentation, you’ve probably been told to keep it simple and brief. However, neglecting immersive details can leave your stories boring and your audience disengaged.

Ace An Impromptu Speech With This Template

If you’ve ever been asked to give a speech or a toast on the fly, you know how much pressure it can be. You can deliver a solid impromptu speech by remembering these five elements.

Use The Serial Position Effect To Prioritise Information When Presenting

Giving a presentation isn’t just standing at a podium reading a list. If you want to convey your information well, organise it so the most important stuff is told first, and also last.

Use The SOS Technique To Capture Your Audience When Speaking In Public

Part of being an effective public speaker is being able to tell a captivating story. For many of us, that’s not as easy as it seems. Use the SOS technique to capture an audience, whether you’re speaking in public or just having a conversation with friends.

Make Presentations Less Terrifying By Breaking Them Into Small Chunks

Giving presentations is a bit stressful for many of us, but over on Harvard Business Review, they suggest that one way make things a little better is to break your presentation into smaller, more memorable, chunks.

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