6 / If something isn’t working right away, don’t be afraid to change it up! Always read the room and maintain a spirit of flexibility.
7 / Use body language to engage your audience. You’re a human being! Be natural and you will be more likely to be received well from the audience.
8 / Tell a story to make your points memorable. People want to know how your information relates to what they’re dealing with. Storytelling is always a great way to demonstrate the importance and relatability of your message.
9 / Smile! Nothing makes people feel more comfortable than seeing someone who looks happy and confident about what they’re doing. The more relaxed you are about your presentation before it starts, the more relaxed everyone else will be as well.
10 / Stay positive! Envision yourself giving the best presentation ever and feeling confident as you speak—that way, even if things don’t go according to plan (which they probably won’t), at least you’ll have had fun and know that whatever happens, happens for a reason!
Public speaking is not something that comes naturally to everyone. For some, it can be downright terrifying. But if you’re interested in making your mark on the world, you’ve got to get over your fear of public speaking and start using it as a tool for your success!