Some people, like Bill Clinton and Steve Jobs, have undeniable charisma that even their most ardent detractors are forced to acknowledge. Master the art of eye contact and personal space management to create “Reality Distortion Field” level charisma.
Ed. note: Despite our love for technology here at Lifehacker, we know how temperamental it can be — Reader Alex writes in with a tip to avoid letting tech problems ruin your next presentation, and keep you on top of the information to boot.
Giving a presentation is a nerve-wracking experience for most people and they wonder how anyone can ever give a smooth and end-right-on-time presentation. Take a cue or two from popular author and speaker Malcolm Gladwell to give a stronger presentation.
If you fold like an orgami swan at the idea of making a birthday toast in front of a group of people or going to a party by yourself, then you might like self-improvement blog Dumb Little Man’s tips for overcoming shyness.
Whether you’re an Apple devotee or not, it’s tough to argue that Steve Jobs isn’t an extremely polished and charismatic public speaker. Check out this video to lift a few techniques from his playbook.
Getting up on stage, taking a microphone and facing an expectant audience scares the crap out of most mere mortals. Scott Berkun’s new book, Confessions of a Public Speaker, explains why, how, and what goes on before and after a great speech.