Most of us weren't born orators and could use a little rehearsal to make speaking in public more natural and presentations less sucky. Andrew Ng, Coursera co-founder and Stanford professor, suggests doing deliberate practise sessions to get better at these highly useful skills.
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In short, videotape yourself practising your speech, lecture or other public speaking event. Then select a 60-second portion of it you would like to improve, and record yourself doing it better. Wash, rinse and repeat.
Concentrate on those 60 seconds (and keep practising over a half-hour period) and you can hone in on the main presentation skills you want to improve.
Learn to Speak or Teach Better in 30 Minutes [LinkedIn]