Making presentations helps our Ripple Effect Promotions associates to foster rapport with our audiences. Many professionals would benefit from working on their public speaking skills. However, a lot of people are held back by their fear of being in front of crowds. Fortunately, there are several techniques for effectively overcoming this hang-up.

Presentations do not need to be overly formal. In fact, many of the best speakers use conversational styles and humor to engage their listeners. Every presentation is made for the benefit of the listeners. So, captivating their attention is important to success. Telling a joke is an effective way to make the talk more impactful while you feel more comfortable.

In a similar vein, you can also tell stories. Narratives form a central part of a lot of our sales and marketing work at Ripple Effect Promotions. Like using humor, telling stories is a great way to engage people. This is one of the best ways to communicate verbally. Stories create both emotional and intellectual connections to the message.

Keep in mind that the goal of speaking is to share ideas with the audience. So, the talk is less about you and more about providing value to them. This shift in perspective can make the experience much more comfortable.

These techniques will make public speaking a more familiar and easier task. Follow Ripple Effect Promotions on Twitter to find more.

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