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Presentationally Speaking

When speaking in front of a group, do you

1. Speak loud enough to be heard from the back of the room?

2. Keep a low pitch of voice and vary it to reflect a question or change of mood?

3. Maintain a slow rate of speech?

4. Pause after complicated ideas or important notes?

5. Change your rate to emphasize a tone or feeling?

6. Articulate clearly?

7. Avoid using contractions?

8. Avoid using fillers?

9. Avoid crossing your arms?

10. Avoid slouching?1

1. Avoid rocking on your heels?

12. Keep your hands out of your pockets?

13. Make eye contact?

14. Smile naturally?

15. Walk purposefully from one point in the room to another?

16. Avoid standing behind a podium or table?

17. Use relevant gestures?

18. Avoid pointing your figure?

19. Avoid fidgeting with clothing, pens, hair, glasses, etc.

REFERENCE: Skillsoft



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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