20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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I’ve had my share of presentations that have been total flops, along with some very successful ones. Once you become familiar with Keynote, which isn’t an arduous process, the productivity and just plain enjoyment you’ll experience using it over PowerPoint is completely worth any switching costs. Don’t drink milk or dairy products as they make you smack your lips. If you have videos or product demos, know how to run them outside the presentation.

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Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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Practice calmly walking up to the lectern or the front of the room. Say one thing, then flip-flop. Putting effort into the costumes and writing a script is highly appreciated when you have a long line of "Use our product because (theres nothing in it for the audience and it goes so long with details no one cares about) I want to make money and hear myself talk."

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