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Public speaking is an important skill for an entrepreneur, a leader, an entertainer, a teacher, a sales guru, and even for an average person, who has to give best man speech or the maid of honor wedding toast. Did you know that Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking affects about three-quarters of the world population? For a glossophobic person, a series of physical and emotional reactions come into play as soon as the idea of speaking in public surfaces. Some people are natural orators, but anyone can develop the skill set, all you need is to train yourself for it, and a lot of practice. If the condition is too severe, you can also go for various professional courses and workshops to speed up the process.
No matter where you appear on the line of authority at work, on the day when a situation that calls for public speaking arises, you should be ready to grab that opportunity. Not acting now, thinking that you might never have to give a presentation at work might just jeopardize your chances of climbing the corporate ladder. Before jumping into tips to develop presentation skills, you should know that if you take it seriously, put in honest efforts, are prepared to go that extra mile, you would be able to deliver a world-class presentation. It is also important to keep in mind that nobody is perfect and one mistake almost never ruins the whole presentation. Here are a few things that you need to learn to become an expert orator:
Check out this infographic from Malcolm Andrews to learn how to deliver a world-class presentation. Also, check out various things you need to keep in mind while delivering a presentation.