I have to take give a seminar about the beta version of my software, but i am really afraid of public speaking.. firstly becoz english is not my mother tongue ... i feel like butterflies in my tummy .... what to do ???
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dear it happens to evry one ...........
do ur homework
prepare urself well
n the moment u go for seminar just think dat the people who are going to ask you question dey r dumb and u knw everything what dey r going to ask......
so why to worry?
calm down ur brain.........
all d best
n i knw u r going to rock..........
Being good at public speaking only comes with experience. You can get a bit of a head start though: prepare your presentation, then hold it in front of close friends or family members. Act like you're presenting to a group of strangers that know nothing about you personally. At the end, have your friends/family make suggestions about how to improve the presentation and your speaking style. Make the improvements and hold the presentation again, maybe in front of a different group of friends or relatives. You can repeat this several times, until you're confident you could do it with strangers (or until your friends become tired of seeing the same presentation over and over again ;))
When they make suggestions, don't take them personally, but as opportunities to improve on your skills.
Being nervous when speaking in front of a group of people is perfectly normal. Simply focus on your presentation and its content. In the end, your audience is seeing your presentation to learn about its content, and maybe to learn a few things they didn't expect. The audience's intent is not to to criticize you as a speaker.
if u dnt find anyone
use the mirror formula
stand in the front of mirror and start the presentation........
u can practice like this also
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A few more points:
-if you use presentation slides, make sure that the slides themselves are short and succinct - you don't want to have more than two or maybe three bullet points per presentation slide if possible (this is not easy with technical presentations, but can be done). If you want to provide the presentation separately for the audience to take home, you may want to make a separate take-home Power Point file, with the additional information you were talking about during your presentation.
While presenting, though, the majority of the information should come from you, with the slides simply underlining the most important points.
-Talking point notes can keep you on track, so that you won't lose yourself in details and can move on to the next slide / set of talking points in time. You should have one set of talking points for each slide - these can be like a separate list of bullet points for each slide that only you can see, so you'll know exactly what to talk about at any given point in time.
-During your presentation, don't feel bad or repeatedly apologize for making mistakes or losing track - it happens to everyone, and the only difference between a good and a bad presenter in that respect is that the good one will just pick up the thread and move on. If you lose track, make a joke about scatterbrained computer scientists and move on. If you can't find your next talking point or forget what it was about, move on to the next slide and start fresh there. It's OK to do this - if you pay close attention to even excellent presenters like Steve Jobs, you'll notice that they do the same thing at times.
-Relax and have fun. Involve the audience (for example, you could ask during one slide presenting an obscure feature of a programming language, 'who here has heard of this before?'). Use your presentation to provide starting points for a discussion in the Q&A at the end.