Public Speaking Tips

Presentation Tips to Grab Your Audiences’ Attention

How to get the attention of your audience Question submitted from one of our members: I often have a hard time getting my audience to pay attention. The information I have to present isn’t terribly exciting, but it is important. How can I grab my audience’s attention? Sheri’s Response: You’ll want to open your presentation …

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Presentation Skills Training For Communicating Bad News

How to present bad news   Question submitted from one of our members:    I have to deliver some bad news to a group of people. What is the best way to do this?  Sheri’s Response: People often talk to me about the challenge of presenting bad news. They struggle with how to be honest …

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Presentation Tips to Appear Calm

How to Appear Calm, Cool & Collected Question submitted from one of our members: How to I avoid the stress of feeling and looking unprepared while giving my presentation? Sheri’s Response: You need to take your time when you are feeling stressed and under-prepared. Be especially aware of pausing and breathing throughout your presentation. Before …

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Presentation Tips: How to Edit Your Content

How to determine what information is most important Question submitted from one of our members: I have 45 minutes to give a presentation that has two days worth of information. How do I determine what to put in and what to leave out? Sheri’s Response: Editing is very challenging when you are personally involved. Ask yourself these …

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Presentation Tips: Techniques for Natural Gestures and Body Language

How to gesture naturally despite your nervousness Question submitted from one of our members:  When I give a standing presentation, I feel really uncomfortable and don’t know what to do with my hands. Can you share any tips?   Sheri’s Response: It can be difficult to gesture naturally when you are nervous. It’s important to create …

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