Giving speeches can be hard. Especially in college where academics seem to be the most important thing. To help make giving presentations easier, here is a list of tips along with cats to help save the day!
1. Be interactive.
Connect with your audience in the best way.
2. Don't read word for word.
While reading from notes is helpful, don't read word for word. It looks like you're a robot and not prepared.
3. Be creative with the introduction.
Having an eye-catching introduction will win over your audience for sure.
4. Organize an outline.
Print out a cohesive outline and get to work right away!
5. Practice, practice, and practice.
Practice till your real comfortable with your speech and presentation.
6. Know your subject.
Know your subject from the inside and out.
7. Make eye contact.
Staring off in the distance is just awkward.
8. Don't hide from your speech.
Hiding during your speech won't help make your main point.
9. If you mess up, it's okay.
Sometimes we mess up and knock things over. Just pick it back up and move on!
10. Dress comfortably but be presentable.
Look like you know what you're doing (even if you feel like you don't).
11. Make small hand gestures.
Just don't overdue them.
12. Be confident!
Just remember you don't have to smile the entire time.