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See video below for tips to eliminate fillers and minimizing language.
See video below for tips to feel confident when you begin a presentation.
It’s easy to lose the forest for the trees when you give a presentation or do a media interview. Yet, my experience of working with senior business leaders is they do exactly the opposite.
Leaders focus on what’s important. They communicate a clear message in words that anyone can understand. They’re conversational, yet intentional.
Something as simple as the quality of your speaking notes can take your presentation from tentative to confident. While it may be easier to write a script, using notes with key words and phrases is more effective.
Why not use a script? Unless you’re a trained actor or broadcaster, you’ll likely sound monotone if you read from a script.
Public speaking is a core leadership skill. You want to speak with confidence, whether you’re making a recommendation to senior management or leading a meeting of your neighborhood association. Focusing your message, incorporating stories and using voice, hands and eye contact will make you a more effective speaker.