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MSUmtowndawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Jackson, MS
Member since Sep 2010
992 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Have not looked through the thread but regardless of your public speaking skills, the good news is it’s friday and no one will give a shite. Most will be figuring out afternoon or escape plans.


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Rza32
Belmont Fan
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
You're gonna bomb up there and everyone's gonna laugh at you. Good luck though.


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Ton Chou
LSU Fan
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Member since Feb 2010
628 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
If you not nervous you lying. Even the most experienced still get there. Just get past the first 30 seconds and you’ll be fine.


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Bear88
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
I always tell kids to remember you are the expert not them so be confident . They won’t know if you mess up


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Walt OReilly
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Good luck man

I’ll say a prayer for you tonight


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nateslu1
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
You need to rehearse your speech in front of the mirror to yourself. Get your delivery and timing down and get comfortable with the message. It's not too late to do it tonight. It only takes a couple of times. It will make a huge difference.


or you could just wing it. It's just your career.
This post was edited on 3/14 at 11:17 pm


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tigerpimpbot
Jacksonville St. Fan
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Just picture all the dudes naked and you’ll be ok


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nctiger71
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North Carolina
Member since Oct 2017
359 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Something I would do to help w/ nerves is stand at the spot from where you will speak prior to the presentation - before the meeting starts or during a break - to get a feel for the situation; just people are not in their seats looking at you.
For some reason I would be less nervous when the room is full and there are 50 faces looking back at me.


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dawgsjlw
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802 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Humans evolved to be afraid of public speaking. Being up there in front of those people, you're vulnerable. They could gang up and kill you. They probably won't, but they could.


Never thought it of that way and it makes sense. No wonder why they say to picture the crowd as being naked, since they are about to turn on you and mob kill you.


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soccerfüt
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Member since May 2013
33051 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Practice in a mirror.
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You are not you.
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You are the awesome guy presenting.
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It's a character who happens to look like you.
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Play that character.
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Speak loudly and use hand gestures.
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Don't read slides off power point
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be funny but don't tell jokes.
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Be serious but make it light.
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Use facts and figures but don't drown them in numbers.
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Use quotes but only from obscure 16th century navigators.
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Rehearse like hell but don't memorize.
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And KEEP IT SIMPLE NO MATTER WHAT.


You give him 12 separate steps to remember and then end with “KEEP IT SIMPLE NO MATTER WHAT”?



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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Good idea


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johnnyrocket
LSU Fan
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Member since Apr 2013
3269 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Let’s see
- attention of 50 people
- is there free food and drinks
- any hot chicks
If so I’ll do it for you!


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ctiger69
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since May 2005
26160 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Take half of a beta blocker and make sure your heart rate is not to low like lower than 60. Feel for your radial pulse and count it for 30 seconds and then multiply by 2. If above 60 take half of the beta blocker.


You will thank me later. You can be nervous as can be but your voice will sound perfectly normal and you will look very calm.


jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
10172 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
I'm that way. If you have an opportunity say something on the walk to the front of the room, it breaks up the moment you first have to speak.


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Bard
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Member since Oct 2008
31621 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
It's all about your mindset. You choose to let it be stressful or to let it be something to have fun with. Focus on a chair in the middle or behind the group where no one is sitting then act as if you're just speaking to that empty chair.

Also, the old trick of prepping yourself by imaginging that everyone in the audience is naked works (I usually modify it with "look at those dumbasses, they forgot to wear clothes LOL!").


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windshieldman
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Anyone else as much of a puss as me ?


Hell I get nervous just posting on here


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p&g
LSU Fan
BATON ROUGE
Member since Jun 2005
4750 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
No. Just you.


And if you hate it, more likely you’re going to suck at it and it’s gonna be boring AF for all 50 people.


madmaxvol
East Tennessee St. Fan
Eastern Rantsylvania
Member since Oct 2011
10827 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Slow. The. frick. Down.

Biggest mistake is talking to fast because you are nervous.



Two biggest mistakes:

1) Rushing through presentation - slow it down
2) Going off script - stick with the message...when you feel an urge to ad-lib...don't


jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
10172 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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“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


amen.


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LNCHBOX
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Member since Jun 2009
52737 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
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Going off script - stick with the message...when you feel an urge to ad-lib...don't


I think this is the best piece of advice. If you've practiced your material and know it well, sticking with what you know is key to not botching it.



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