Professional Personal Presentation Skills
Review these notes for for tips on effective personal presentations.
Prepare for the Presentation
- Know what you want to say, and say it.
- Do not be afraid to admit that you don't know.
- Do not be rushed into answering.
- Do not use professional jargon.
- Find out as much as you can.
- Always dress your part.
- Do not look into the camera.
- Project enthusiasm for your messages.
Kevin R. Daley: “It's Not What You Say, but How It Sounds.”
- Do not read from notes.
- Hands out of pockets.
- Do not shift your weight.
- Gesture with one hand.
- Focus on one member of the audience at a time.
- Do not ever be in total darkness.
- Apply the same rules to one-on-one meetings.
Best Speaking Speed
- The best speed for listener attention and retention is between 140-180 words per minute.
- About three words per second (“from now to now”).
- 40 words in 15 seconds.
- Slower speed for impact faster speed for urgency.
Source: Steven R. Van Hook and Saylor Academy
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