Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead
Recap or summarize your content for your audience, reviewing and reinforcing your key points.
People in the audience generally have short attention spans and this will help drive in your key points to them.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
The Data Scientist uses data, analytics, facts, and figures to make his point and persuade the audience.
Pros: This presentation style delivers data, information and analysis and will almost never be filled with fluff.
Cons: an audience that doesn’t want analytics and searches emotional connection will lose interest quickly.
The Storyteller can tap emotions and weave a persuasive narrative.
An audience may not remember every single data point or statistic, but they will remember a great story or emotional connection.
Pros: Focused on making an emotional connection with the audience.
Cons: Not suitable for audiences that just want a factual answer to a simple question.
The Closer jumps into a presentation, cuts right to the chase, delivers the bottom line and skips all the boring stuff.
It sees the end goal and goes right for it.
Pros: reduces a presentation to its esssence.
Cons: may be perceived as too harsh or abrupt.
Recognizing and accepting the fact you're being nervous before an important presentation will help you more than trying to fight those anxious feelings. Resistance creates even more angst.
Once you do this, you can slowly shift perspective and try to reframe the situation in a way that favors you.
Instead of being swept in the spiral of negative thoughts like 'What if I fail? What will they think of me? try to be aware of your physical sensations: how your heart beats, how the air fills your lungs, the heat and sweat you feel.
This will anchor you in the present moment and calm your nerves.