The Three Golden Rules of presentations are
- Stand up
- Speak up
- Shut up
They may need a little elaboration:
- Be visible, but do not stand in one place with your hands in your pockets, or even worse: sit behind a desk.
- Move about. Show that you are in command by occupying and using your area, the stage or the floor space that is yours.
- Speak in a good, clear voice.
- Use your voice as an instrument to keep the audience's attention and to underline the most important points in your presentation.
- Use eye contact to maintain a rapport with the listeners.
- If appropriate, use humour as a way of creating contact
- Tackle questions in a positive, friendly way.
- Know when to stop.
- Plan your presentation effectively, so that you give the most important information in a way that will be remembered
- Do not try to say too much - you will either end up spending too much time or drown the audience in a flood of information they will not be able to .
- Do not be afraid to improvise if necessary. If you instinctively feel that the audience is becoming restless or bored, it might be a good idea to skip a couple of points in order to highlight the really important message.
Complete this summary of the main points by choosing the correct alternative (an adjective to describe a or , or an or an )
- It is that you feel a little
- It is however important that you do not act
- Sometimes it may be to improvise.
- Improvisation is not a bad thing.
- A very point to remember is that you should not speak in a voice.
- : you must remember to speak .