Twelve Tips For Becoming A Confident Presenter

Karl Wiegers
Jun 13 · 7 min read

Presentation Tip #1: No one knows what you’re going to say next.

Presentation Tip #2: You are in control.

Presentation Tip #3: You probably know more about your topic than anyone else in the room.

Presentation Tip #4: You rarely face a hostile audience.

Presentation Tip #5: Avoid saying “on the next slide . . .”

Presentation Tip #6: Don’t state how many points you want to make about something.

Presentation Tip #7: Don’t read the slides to the audience.

Presentation Tip #8: It’s okay to say “I don’t know” in response to a question.

Presentation Tip #9: Watch the clock.

Presentation Tip #10: Talk about what you said you were going to talk about.

Presentation Tip #11: Don’t be nervous if a lot of people attend your webinar.

Presentation Tip #12: Remember that you’re wearing a microphone.

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I’ve written on software development and management, consulting, self-help, chemistry, military history, and a mystery novel. More info at karlwiegers.com.

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