Public speaking tip: Provide your own intro

Public speaking training: Provide your own introduction. Ensure a proper introduction by writing your intro. Too many speakers simply hand the host a thick bio or multi-page résumé. The person has to sift through all that material–on the spot–to get to the relevant information. Worse, the person reads all of it, wasting valuable time and … Read more

Public speaking tip: Hold microphone close to your mouth

If you ever have to use a cordless mic, hold it close to your mouth. Too often people hold it down by the chest; the mic won’t pick up well from there. The microphone won’t bite, so hold it high! For more presentation and public speaking tips, see “Presentation skills — 5 tips to help … Read more