Public Speaking Can Be Fun

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Fun is crucial for success and for a great presentation?

Fun is crucial when it comes to “dry” material. It’s easy to have fun when you are talking about a fun subject, but what about those other 97% presentations you need to make that are not fun.

The biggest misconception in business is that people think that if they are presenting “dry” material, they need to be “dry” themselves. WRONG!!! All the more reason to liven things up. Be creative, show your true personality, think of ways to engage your audience where they can actually have fun listening to whatever it is you have to say. “It’s not what you say it’s how you say it.” Like you haven’t ever heard that quote before. Pay great attention to it, because it is so very true!

Ideas for fun:
· Tell interesting stories to make your point.
· Ask your audience to share similar experiences.
· Create colorful handouts and add fun graphics to your slides.
· Use props, do some role plays, and encourage and support laughter whenever possible.

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