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How-to: Conference Confidence


Image by Cydcor via Flickr, Creative CommonsHigh stakes event coming up?

Conference makers and breakers coming up next …

  • Do your sound/PowerPoint check before they come in.
    ‘Is this thing on?’ isn’t a question for the audience.

  • Simplicity, Plain English and a chatty, relaxed conversational style makes for credible, engaging and authoritative speaking
  • Jargon and business-speak can cut off, exclude and disengage your listeners.
  • No stand-up comedy – go for self-deprecating humour and things everyone can relate to.
  • Think ‘even, measured pace – not stumbling and gabbling.
    Think –  breathe – speak.
  • You may have great legs but if camera points up your mini & projects the result on-screen behind you …

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Article originally appeared on social media, Philippa Hammond ‏@TalkingSpeaking, Jul 26, 2015

Image credit: Conference 2012 by Cydcor via Flickr

About Philippa Hammond

Speaking Well In Public offers a portfolio of public speaking courses for business, performance and social occasions designed and developed by Philippa Hammond, combining her skills and techniques as an award-winning trainer, working actor and voice artist. Philippa is a member of Equity and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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