How to speak at a presentation
The effect that your speech will produce is 70% dependent on the preparatory work. All the speech must be thought in advance and written. Divide it into semantic blocks, each of which will correspond to a certain illustrative material inpresentations. At the same time, do not try to retell what the listeners will see with their own eyes on the charts and diagrams. It is better to explain the points that may be incomprehensible and briefly set forth additional information that, in order to be laconic in itselfpresentations not used.
Think about which audience will listen to you. Assess the level of their preparedness, suggest in which aspects of the information they are interested in, and which may be curious, but completely unnecessary for the case. Right in the text of the speech, highlight the most important, key points to which you will need to draw the partners' attention. This is to ensure that after the meeting it was not revealed that "the most important thing to say is forgotten."
Read your speech out loud. Intonatsionno highlight the points that you found the key. Determine if they are lost in the flow of other information. If necessary, shorten the text. When reading, watch your breathing - it should not go astray or end in the middle of a sentence. As much as possible, break complex sentences into simple ones. Complex sentences, which can not be simplified in any way, are divided into blocks between which you can breathe in without breaking this seemingly pausing current of thought.
Practice reading the text in front of the mirror. Watch your facial expressions and gesticulations: they should not be unnecessary. But you do not need to stand still either. It is useful to change the position in 10-15 minutes or take a couple of steps to the side - this will attract the attention of your listeners.
Listen to the intonation in your own speech. Practice with the help of changing the volume to highlight some moments of the performance. Also, a gradual decrease or increase in volume can increase the audience's attention: if you talk more and more quietly, they involuntarily start listening. However, this method should not be abused.
In advance, learn your speech, but do not try to follow it thoroughly. You only need an approximate plan and structure of the speech, but being within this framework, you can experiment. If you forgot something from the memorized earlier, do not be painfully remembered, delaying the pause. Calmly move on to the next question.
Do not worry about small mistakes and misunderstandings duringpresentations. Nothing terrible will happen if you tactfully return to an earlier thought (warning the audience about it or logically included it in the speech) or lean over the fallen pointer. If you are not embarrassed by this situation, then no one, most likely, will not pay attention to it.
Establish visual contact with the audience. Look then at one, then at the other listener, but do not try to look into your eyes pesky and long. For each look, you can take no more than 10 seconds. If you are afraid that you will start to rush around the audience, choose 2-3 points on the opposite wall just above the heads of the listeners. And look from one to the other. This will help create the illusion that you are looking at each person individually.