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Presentation Tips for Public Speaking

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Public speaking can be a challenge for many people. A successful event in which you are showcased as the public speaker can be a feather in your cap. Implement several specific strategies to have a successful public speaking presentation. These strategies may also help to quiet the nerves that can surface when you participate in public-speaking events.

Use Visual Aids

When most public speakers think of visual aids, printed handouts are the first thing that comes to mind. Visual aids can make the presentation seem less complicated, because attendees have material to reference while you are speaking. However, handouts might not be the most successful method of visual aids. Most attendees will pay more attention to the handouts than to your presentation. In lieu of handouts, consider using a computerized medium such as PowerPoint or a white board to illustrate your visuals.