While most people assume that leaders are comfortable presenting, the skill set of public speaking can be a separate challenge. With Matt’s help, Alan offers simple, easy to follow pointers for leaders new to presenting. Related post: Presentation tips … Read more
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When presenting, stand still. Too much walking around makes your audience nervous and projects fear and nervousness. Also, when you stand still, it’s easier to make eye contact. If you’re talking longer than five minutes, it makes sense to deliberately move to a different place. Then stand there, feet shoulder width apart, looking at your audience.