Toastmasters: 10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes

After spending some time looking for a quick-fire list of common public speaking mistakes, the best source turned out to be right under my nose.  Toastmasters International has a great summary of exactly what not to do when giving presentations. Continue reading

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Dress Rehearsal

So you’ve  been doing your presentation routine for a while now.  You’ve gotten used to your regular rotation of topics and can anticipate what the audience will be like for each one.  Your stomach is officially butterfly free. Continue reading

Preparing for Questions

One of the most common questions I receive is, “How do I deal with Q&A?”  We’ve established that when it comes to presentations, practice makes perfect, but how does one practice for the unknown?  Although you can never fully anticipate what will happen during the Q&A session (or for that matter, the main part) of your presentation or class, there are a few things that you can do to make Q&A go more smoothly: Continue reading