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Top Ten Rules for Effective Presentations

I am of the belief that the majority of people can improve their presentations dramatically by focusing on eliminating bad habits and presentation skills more than seeking to add anything on. How often have you come out of a seminar and overheard someone say, "Wow, she was great! Did you see how effectively she used her hand gestures?"

That said, here are some ideas to help you become a better speaker. To get my FREE checklist for speaking, just visit our website at www.madeforsuccess.com I am of the belief that the majority of people can improve their presentations dramatically by focusing on eliminating bad habits and presentation skills more than seeking to add anything on. How often have you come out of a seminar and overheard someone say, "Wow, she was great! Did you see how effectively she used her hand gestures?"

That said, here are some ideas to help you become a better speaker. To get my FREE checklist for speaking, just visit our website at www.madeforsuccess.com

  1. Keep it simple

    • Speak naturally
    • Make eye contact
    • Don't do crazy things with your hands
    • Don't do much more than speak, i.e. managing props etc.

  2. Be impassioned

  3. Balance the format of your information

  4. Build the relationships beforehand if possible

  5. Get the audience to participate at varying levels if effective

  6. Show, don't tell. That is, use stories, not facts and figures

  7. Get rid of distracting idiosyncrasies

  8. Don't misinterpret people's actions and get discouraged

  9. Know your material

  10. Never, ever, go overtime

- Chris Widener
Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as the President of Made for Success and Extraordinary Leaders, two companies helping individuals and organizations turn their potential into performance, succeed in every area of their lives and achieve their dreams. Join subscribers in over 100 countries around the world! Get Chris' FREE weekly Made for Success Ezine by sending a blank email to success-on@mail-list.com. Get his FREE daily SuccessQuote™ with action point by sending a blank email to SQ@infogeneratorpro.com. Get his FREE monthly Extraordinary Leaders Ezine, one of the world's most widely distributed leadership newsletters, by sending a blank email to leaders-on@mail-list.com or visit his websites at www.madeforsuccess.com and www.extraordinaryleaders.com. Copyright 2003 Made for Success. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.