Ten Tips to Help You Give Better Presentations

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Use Sticky Notes

Note the points you want to make on sticky notes, in the form of pictures, if you like. "Many actors use this trick to learn scripts as the brain remembers pictures for longer than words," says Goyder. It leads to a more fluid and personal delivery than reading out a pre-written script, and you can easily swap the notes around to try out different structures for your presentation.

In a recent post, Don Tennant discussed results from a survey commissioned by Prezi, a cloud-based presentation platform, in collaboration with Carmine Gallo, a former broadcast journalist who now is widely known as a presentation coach and speaker. The survey found that many employees would rather call in sick than have to give a presentation, yet 70 percent of those surveyed said presentations were critical to their career success.

With presentation skills being seen as so critical to a person's career, it's essential to find ways to deal with the fear and overcome the obstacle. Writing for Glassdoor, Linda Whiney has identified 10 tips actors use that can help you give better presentations.

According to Whitney, actors can teach you a lot about making presentations. Whether you have to present during an interview or as a regular part of your job, the techniques used by movie and TV stars can help you perform more effectively. Here are 10 techniques gleaned from actors and the coaches who train them, to help you overcome your nerves and deliver better presentations.

 

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