The Do’s and Don’ts of addressing a crowdadmin_website
Giving a presentation….. Nervous? Well you are not alone. Everyone faces this nervousness and sinking feeling when one is to go on stage to give a presentation or speech. But how do we overcome this fright, Chatterbox tells you how in a few simple steps.
This fear is yours and no one else’s so never let your audience know you are shaky or nervous in front of the whole crowd. Come up with some funny anecdotes to ease your nervousness and gain the attention of your audience especially when in a family gathering. Your speech should be tailored to the situation and place so as to keep your audience attentive enough to what you are saying.
Interactive sessions rather than a monologue is always better as then you get loads of inputs and other information from the crowd. If you are the only one talking then the crowd’s attention will get diverted to other things and move away from your speech .Be reminded not to be repetitive as this will also tire the audience and will divert their attention.
Learn to be friendly to the extent where one does not get abusive or uses any suggestive language while delivering a speech . It is not necessary to be over friendly and spoil the depth and reason for the speech and the worst of it is when one goes on talking about himself and what he has done and is capable of doing. This leads to a disinterested audience.
Always have a smile when speaking to a crowd, make them a part of your speech or presentation by taking their opinions and making use of them if needed. This will help in making a friendly interactive audience on one hand and on the other you don’t memorize your speech and don’t turn it into a monologue. A free flowing speech will help you to progress with your speech with the minimum of imperfections.
Looking confident and being aware of what exactly you want to say in your presentation is very important for you as there will be many to advice you as to how to go about your speech or presentation but you are the best judge and need to take only the advice that is most suitable for the situation .
Last but not the least you are the best judge of what is best for you in the situation. Go ahead with confidence and deliver a speech with the minimum of acronyms as there may be many who are not aware of them. Keep the language simple and words easy with simple questions put the audience to keep them involved in the presentation.