in this article, we want to answer some presentation questions that may have occurred to you.
1- Anxiety and fear
Some people wonder why they can perfectly present when they are alone, but when they are in front of people, they can’t speak well. They get nervous.
It is not weird to have the fear to speak in front of the others. It is the root of the fear of public speaking. Everyone is scared to talk in front of people. We all can speak without fear in front of a mirror or when we are alone. It is normal.
You have to learn how to control your fear of public speaking with methods we have taught you on this website. Then you will be able to control the anxiety after some practice.
Some members told me it’s not right to only fear when we are at the beginning of the presentation. Yes, you may have a fear of public speaking in the middle of it, but the main part is for the first moments. All public speakers have that fear even the ones that are professional and had a thousand presentations. But you may be afraid in the middle of it too. It depends on the situation: the fear of answering the audience’s questions, forgetting some of the lines, dry mouth, etc.
2- Presentation questions: Eye contact
One of the most typical presentation questions is about eye contact. Some people can’t have good eye contact with the audience, so they don’t feel comfortable in the presentation. Also, the audience thinks the speaker doesn’t pay attention to them.
One of the ways to practice having good eye contact is to print photos of some of the audience that you know will be there. Then stick them to the chairs, look into their eyes, and try to maintain that for a moment. After several times of practice, it will get normal to you.
there are many ways to improve your eye contact ability, but I referred to one of the main ones.
3- Presentation questions: Words
Some of the site members said they have word issues. They don’t know many words to use in their presentation. This problem is related to verbal intelligence. Some people have it, and some don’t.
There is no need to worry about one of the most ordinary presentation questions. Many practices can solve this problem. For example, when you go to a presentation or you read a book and come across with words that you think are good to use in your presentations, write them down. Try to use them in your daily life. Remember not to use old words because you have to learn the new ones.
After some practice, you will go from conscious ability to unconscious ability because you knew you were using these words to learn them at first, but after training, you will use them without even knowing that.
4- The speed and tone of your voice
Many people ask me If they have to speak fast or slow? With a loud or quiet voice?
I can tell you that there is not a general rule for that. We can’t say you have to speak fast/slow, with a loud/quiet voice.
The truth is you have to choose one of them based on your physical preparation, the age of your audience, the situation you are in or the condition of the salon, etc.
Another point is that you must have different states while you talk. When you speak fast/slow with a loud/quiet voice all the time, the audience will get bored, and they won’t notice you after a while.
The typical use of words is 130-170 words per minute. You have to know the vocal system so that the audience doesn’t get annoyed, not too loud and not too quiet. Remember that these tips are not general rules. A professional presenter can change them for himself/herself based on the situation.
There are many articles on this website explaining all these problems and their different solutions which I linked them on the text.
I hope you can solve your issues if they are one of the topics from above.