Your Daily Dose of Storytelling – Jul 23, 2023

It’s time to prepare for your big presentation or speech! No matter what the topic is, or who your audience is, you want to make sure you are well-prepared and ready to rock the stage. Here are some tips to help you get started and to ensure that your presentation or speech goes smoothly.

1. Know your material: Before you begin preparing for your presentation or speech, make sure you have a solid understanding of the material. Research the topic thoroughly and take notes to ensure you have everything you need for your presentation.

2. Outline your presentation: Once you have a good understanding of the material, create an outline for your presentation. This will make it easier to organize your thoughts and ensure that your content is well-structured and flows naturally.

3. Write cue cards: Writing cue cards can be incredibly helpful when it comes to delivering a presentation or speech, as they help you stay on track and provide a helpful reminder of what you want to say. Make sure you write your cue cards in big, bold letters so you can easily find them during your presentation.

4. Choose the right tool: Decide whether you want to use slides, videos, or no visuals at all. Consider what will best support the content of your presentation and what the audience will most likely respond best to.

5. Rehearse: Rehearsing your presentation or speech is one of the best ways to ensure that you are prepared and confident. Practice in front of a mirror, or with a friend or family member, and make sure to time yourself. This will help you get a better understanding of how long your presentation should take and if you need to adjust anything.

By following these tips, you should have a better understanding of how to prepare for your presentation or speech. Remember to stay organized, practice your material, and use the right tools to ensure that your presentation or speech is a success! Good luck!