Talking on the spotlight

I was asked to present in front of more or less 300 people which might sound scary, and it was. As prepared as you might be, it’s always scary knowing that 300 pairs of eyes will be looking at you while you give your little speech.

I’ve always been quite ready when it comes to presentations, I do have the mild anxiety before I do it but I enjoy it in the end and look forward to doing more. This has been a huge help not just in high school but also for uni work and I do know every time I do it that it won’t be my last one.

I love doing it because you are able to inform and learn so much with the experience. It’s truly a win-win situation.Through the years, I’ve learned what people expect you to do when you are in possession of a mic, so here are some tips:

Try to know your audience before you get on stage, observe them and mold the presentation to what you’ve perceived. Don’t talk too much, deliver the message the most efficiently possible and that means to be succinct and talk with plain English so that it is understood by everyone. Don’t do monologues. Usually, when someone is most nervous on stage they prepare the whole dialogue beforehand, I would advise to study the message and not just read, create a connection with the audience.

Don’t talk too much, deliver the message the most efficiently possible and that means to be succinct and talk with plain English so that it is understood by everyone. Don’t do monologues. Usually, when someone is most nervous on stage they prepare the whole dialogue beforehand, I would advise to study the message and not just read, create a connection with the audience.

Usually, when someone is most nervous on stage they prepare the whole dialogue beforehand, I would advise to study the message and not just read, create a connection with the audience.

Don’t be scared thinking that they will know you are nervous, we are all human.

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Obviously, some of my presentations didn’t go as expected but that’s normal. As I said, we learn and we evolve. No need to be scared of putting our ideas out there as long as you believe in what you are saying.

Knowing how to make presentations is a valuable asset that if trained, can lead you into multiple unique opportunities. And remember, a smile always helps.

Here are some interesting links that can help you overcome this fear:

https://www.skillsyouneed.com/present/presentation-tips.html                                        (make the presentation)

https://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/5-tips-for-giving-really-amazing-presentations.html (enrich it)

Any more help please do leave a comment below. I would love to answer.

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