Being a good storyteller can improve your presentations at work, boost your social skills and make you more likeable in general. But it's not an ability that comes naturally to everyone. If you're not sure how to go about telling stories that captivate an audience, these simple dos and don'ts will give you a good place to start.
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If you, uh, have a tendency to use filler words like "um" or "like" when you talk, it's not the end of the world. Turns out they can actually be a good thing -- as long as you use them right.
There are a lot of great ways to calm your nerves before you step into the spotlight, but it might also help to refashion what you're feeling instead of trying to suppress it.
Even if it's not your job to read the evening news, a teleprompter can come in handy. Maybe you're practicing a speech you haven't memorized. Maybe you're shooting an online video. Maybe you just want to time your presentation. TelePromptor turns your laptop, computer, or handheld device into a usable teleprompter.
Presentations can be dreadfully boring if not executed well, but the Harvard Business Review points to one easy approach that will spice up any presentation: use a villain-victim-hero framework.