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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Public Speaking Tips!

Back to school season is coming up very soon! So for today's post, I am going to give you some presentation tips! Thank you so much for filling out my feedback survey! The feedback was very helpful and it means a lot to me that you took time to fill it out. (If you haven't already filled it out, here's a link!)

1. PRACTICE

You probably already know this, but practice makes perfect, so take time to practice giving a presentation so that you will feel prepared and confident when you're actually presenting. If I have a presentation I usually will present a couple times by myself, then take a video of myself and watch it a couple times to see if I want to improve somewhere. After I'm done with all that, I present to my parents because they also give me great feedback!


2. VISUALIZE

This tip helps me a lot! I get worried very easily and I always think of crazy situations that could happen to me. When I get super fidgety and nervous I take a deep breath and visualize myself being successful and do my best to achieve that.

3. MAKE HAND GESTURES

One time when I was giving a book talk (it was a like a commercial for a book) I noticed my hands were shaking a lot. So I held my index card in one hand (I had mostly memorized my talk and I didn't need it that much) and I made some hand movements. That made me feel more loose and relaxed and nobody could see my hands shaking.

4.EYE CONTACT

No, I'm not telling you to stare deep into peoples eyes, that makes me feel more nervous! Just keep looking around the room and occasionally stopping in one area. If a person is not looking up and hunched up staring at their note card, no one can hear them and they look + feel not very comfortable and confident. While you're looking around the room look at people's foreheads instead of their eyes. No one can tell the difference.

That's all the tips I have for today! I hope you have a great presentation!

Do you have any public speaking tips? Are you excited for back to school? When do you start school?

xx Bubbles

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4 comments:

  1. Awesome tips! I really enjoy public speaking and I do things like that all the time.

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  2. Eye contact is always something that freaks me out-- I mean the staring deep right out you kind. So it's always my job to always make it appear that I stare at them by looking at their foreheads or a spot above the crowd. It helps!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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