Many people cringe at the thought of presenting to a crowd. Actor George Jessel once quipped that, “The human brain starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.”
But, there are those who love speaking in public. Some are even good at it.
For these people, it’s like giving a consultant a whiteboard and pens for their birthday — they are filled with happiness.
There are some key things to consider when presenting to anyone, be it five people at a pitch for capital or 1,000 people at a TED event.
In this video, Dr. Susan Weinschenk reveals what every presenter should know about people. Using a cunning mix of behavourial science, pyschology and real life examples, she shows how to make public speaking work for the people who get that feeling in their stomach at the thought of speaking on stage.
For the rest, who already love public speaking, it’s a good reminder of the finer points of being awesome on stage.