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Top Ten Rules for Effective Presentations

I am of the belief that the majority of people can improve their presentations dramatically by focusing on eliminating bad habits and presentation skills more than seeking to add anything on. How often have you come out of a seminar and overheard someone say, “Wow, she was great! Did you see how effectively she used her hand gestures?”

That said, here are some ideas to help you become a better speaker. To get my FREE checklist for speaking, just visit our website at www.madeforsuccess.com

    • Keep it simple
    • Speak naturally
    • Make eye contact
    • Don’t do crazy things with your hands
    • Don’t do much more than speak, i.e. managing props etc.
  1. Be impassioned
  2. Balance the format of your information
  3. Build the relationships beforehand if possible
  4. Get the audience to participate at varying levels if effective
  5. Show, don’t tell. That is, use stories, not facts and figures
  6. Get rid of distracting idiosyncrasies
  7. Don’t misinterpret people’s actions and get discouraged
  8. Know your material
10. Never, ever, go overtime

Chris Widener, is a successful businessman, author, speaker and television host. He has authored over 450 articles and nine books, including a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-seller. He has produced over 85 CDs and DVDs on leadership, motivation and success.

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