Public speaking is an unpleasant activity for many and the greater the importance of the event, the worse the fear. However, as an entrepreneur, you must constantly face exhibitions and presentations, either before your team, partners, clients or potential investors. And you must do it the right way to connect with your audience.
We share different tips that will make you take over the stage:
- Express yourself simply
People who listen to you will capture one or two of the main ideas that you expose. If you cannot express in a couple of sentences the point you propose to communicate, then your speech is not well defined.
- Get organized
Whether your dissertation is long or short, it is important to order the elements of it. The introduction, the main points to be presented and the conclusion must be foreseen.
Sometimes, a good way to start turns out to be the final sentence. Once you know where you are going, you can choose the path you like best to get there.
- Be brief
The duration of the numbers in the variety shows is usually a maximum of 12 to 15 minutes. Avoid too long speeches and rolleros.
- Be honest
If you try to be different than you are (unnatural), you probably won’t convince anyone. If the information you intend to transmit does not arouse real interest, it will not awaken it in others.
If you take the floor it is because you have had an experience that listeners do not know; Share it with them. Try to make them feel the same as you felt: a deep emotion, or indifference; fear, or sadness; annoyance, or perplexity.
The first person of the singular (I) can be an effective weapon, but you must be cautious and place yourself correctly in the space, time and type of audience that listens to you.
- Take control of the situation
In the first moments of a speech, the link between the public and the exhibitor is established. Smile, thank the person who introduced you and then wait a moment.
When the public has been attentive, establishes eye contact. Choose three friendly faces: one on the right, one on the left, and one in the center. Go then to one, then to another, and thus you will be able to cover the entire auditorium.
- Don’t read, talk
Reading before an audience is not as effective as speaking directly and with the heart; Spontaneous expression may not be as polished, but it is definitely better.
It is not advisable to write speeches, but it is to take notes to remember what you want to say, and know where you are going. A good idea is to make bullets with the main points or with important data that you want to make known.