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liz18lsu
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
I can speak in front of a group, no problem. Put an expectation and I fall apart.


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Bullfrog
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow

I know the feeling.

Had to speak in Henderson once.

Same difference.


LCA131
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Start out with an absolutely filthy, inappropriate joke.

Not some lame ice breaker like Bullfrog suggested.


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fallguy_1978
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Member since Feb 2018
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Had to speak in Henderson once. 

Same difference.



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Drop4Loss
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Move around, walk around , talk to the crowd, intermingle and make eye contact, and get personable visible responses.

Dont stand at a dam podium!!!


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Tiger Ike
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Contrary to many opinions I prefer not to over rehearse. Just be confident in your knowledge of the subject. Trying to remember material line for line will make you stumble whenever your mind goes blank. I was given this idea several years ago and it always works. I speak in front of groups twice a week and this always is my method. Don't over analyze something so easy.


Trevaylin
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
use bullet point notes or slides to guide your knowledge based presentation

Check your audience/facility at the beginning for reception and feedback by use of a statement that requires a response.
example can the dude in last row hear me.


In Malaysia I was to give an orientation to 120 tech school graduates. I asked them if they had heard of Monica Lewinsky. The laughter that followed told me English and diction was good and they could hear me in back row


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fallguy_1978
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Contrary to many opinions I prefer not to over rehearse

Depends on the person. Some can ad lib and others aren't good at it.


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i am dan
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Very true, but I get paid anyway.

I've tried to incorporate some fun things into training to involve the employees.

Have a jeopardy game I made with cateogories of the material that people seem to like. Keeps them involved and having a decent time. Makes them remember the boring crap too.
This post was edited on 3/14 at 9:40 pm


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pwejr88
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Say a prayer before and watch God work His magic.


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TheHarahanian
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow

Take the attitude that you dislike everybody in the room. Works every time, but you have to force a smile.


WaWaWeeWa
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Take the attitude that you dislike everybody in the room. Works every time, but you have to force a smile.


how the hell does this work?


CBandits82
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Member since May 2012
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Don't sweat it. Everyone else in that room will just be counting down the seconds until they get to leave.



this.


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Uncle Don
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Member since Jul 2018
2404 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Rub one out about 5 mins before the start


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TigerBR1111
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Member since Sep 2014
2127 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Public speaking is probably my number 1 phobia. I fear going down in a plane crash less. I find it terrifying


“A poll showed that people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of dying. This means that if you are at a funeral you would rather be the person in the casket than the one delivering the eulogy”. - Jerry Seinfeld
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lsuwontonwrap
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
If it makes you feel any better: no one will want to be there, half of them won't be listening and no one will remember anything you said. Seriously. These are all good things.


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TheHarahanian
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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how the hell does this work?


People have stage fright because they want to please the audience. It’s like fear of rejection. If you decide you don’t give a sh1t about any of them, it gets real easy. Hardest part is looking pleasant while doing it.


fallguy_1978
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Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
13254 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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If you decide you don’t give a sh1t about any of them, it gets real easy. Hardest part is looking pleasant while doing it.

This essentially describes my day to day life
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CP3LSU25
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Louisiana
Member since Feb 2009
41170 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Biggest mistake is talking to fast because you are nervous.

Also don’t talk to slow


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Tiger Ryno
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Member since Feb 2007
90091 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Practice in a mirror. You are not you. You are the awesome guy presenting. It's a character who happens to look like you. Play that character. Speak loudly and use hand gestures. Don't read slides off power point be funny but don't tell jokes. Be serious but make it light. Use facts and figures but don't drown them in numbers. Use quotes but only from obscure 16th century navigators. Rehearse like hell but don't memorize.

And KEEP IT SIMPLE NO MATTER WHAT.


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