Presentation Practice

By, 09/09/2013

Regardless of where you are in your career, you can always improve your presentation skills. Here are 5 practice tips to improve your delivery:

  1. Practice the presentation in as similar a space as possible to the actual presentation location. Doing this familiarizes you with both the size of the speech venue and the necessary volume you will need to use.
  2. When practicing, use your presentation voice. This means practicing the changes in volume, pitch and tempo that emphasize major points.
  3. While practicing, look for material to cut. Every cut will narrow the focus of the audience to the points you want to convey most.
  4. Practice in front of others before the presentation. It’s likely that your presentation has a fatal flaw you haven’t noticed. By catching it early, you avoid losing the audience’s attention on the potential action you want them to take.
  5. Most importantly, PRACTICE.

Here's a link to a great Forbes article on this topic.  Enjoy!