Managers often have to make presentations to different audiences (employees, clients, and government officials) and at different venues (conferences, seminars, and round tables). Perhaps, any speaker would like to make his/her speech as comfortable as possible. But what should be the way for doing it? Because it is not easy to speak in front of many people confidently and not everyone is capable of this.
For example, if you are going to be a speaker at coming CIO conferences or other such events, you need to know what little things to pay attention to. Here are some tricks from our experts.
How To Deliver A Perfect Speech?
Here are some tips that will help you become a good speaker at a business conference:
If possible, arrive at the venue early and interact with the attendees. Firstly, you will be able to get used to the place and feel like a boss (most of the participants will come to you, and not you to them – this is an important psychological moment), and secondly, you will already have acquaintances in the audience, to whom you can contact during the performance. This will also add confidence.
Take props to the presentation – some kind of item related to the topic of the speech. Let it lie on the table and wait for the moment when you can show it and use it as an example in your story. The props will intrigue the listeners, and using them will allow them to be more involved in the presentation.
Bottle Of Water
Take one or two bottles of water with you or ask the organizers of the event to take care of it. First, you need to drink a lot while performing (we lose more fluid than we might think). Secondly, if you suddenly lose the thread of your narrative or an unexpected question comes from the audience, you can win a few tens of seconds while you slowly open the bottle, pour water into a glass, and drink it.
If you are on stage, then by definition you don’t need a badge: the audience already knows who you are. You are the one with the microphone. Badges are distracting and can interfere with your gestures just as much as a microphone wire. The right organizers catch the speakers before the speech and remind them to remove the sign.
Have you heard the expression “vicious circle of the speaker”? This is the circle that he runs from the center of the stage to the lectern to change the slide. Of course, if he does not have a remote control.
The remote control in the hands gives the speaker complete freedom. He can at any moment do whatever he wants: wander around the stage, go down to the hall or even say a few words from the back row. Even if you don’t do any of the above, the body knows you can and it has one thing to worry about. So, train your body accordingly. Some are in born with this quality and some have to develop this.
When you’re performing in public, it’s hard to keep track of time. There are too many things going on for you to look at your watch and count how many minutes you have left. To do this, at large conferences, a countdown timer is set next to a confidential monitor.
Some also have light signals: red, yellow, and green – they indicate the time remaining until the end. Green turns on at the start of the performance, yellow means that there are several minutes left – one or five, and red – that the time has expired.