Michael Mamas, writing for Entrepreneur, shares his masterful public speaking practices. Read my top takeaways from his article below.
- Casual asides and in-jokes may seem like they would lighten the mood of your presentation but they can work against you, distancing you from your audience
- Take your cues from them and respond to their reactions—adapting your script accordingly—so the speech becomes a dialogue between you and your listeners
- Be careful about relating strong opinions, by taking a distinctive stance you can potentially alienate members of your audience