Part 1: Prepare
1. Start to prepare the minute you get an assignment to speak or present.
3. Organize your thoughts.
5. Practice more than you think you have to.
6. Practice using mirrors, audio/video recorders or in front of a small group of trusted colleagues.
Part 2: Stage Fright
"Skilled speakers know a secret about Stage Fright: It helps make them more animated, more exciting to watch and better at delivering their presentation. So instead of worrying about it, they embrace it.
There is a caveat: Stage Fright works its magic best when you are prepared. Just as someone who is physically fit and experienced would be better able to fight off or flee from danger, so would a presenter who was well-prepared and/or who had experience be much better able to make Stage Fright work positively."
Part 3: Nonverbal communication
• Body and Movement.
• Facial Animation.
• Dress and Adornment.
Part 4 everything else
"My experience has shown that the most successful, engaging speakers use notes. But they really know their presentation, though it is not completely memorized. They have practiced and/or done the presentation enough times so that they know what's coming next."
"With very few exceptions, it's a good idea to step out from behind a podium."
"Finally, most presentations need to have some spice, some lighter moments that foster the connection between speaker and audience"
Read the whole series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4