Communication is an important element in the workplace, but presentations, board meetings, and speeches are not always easy for everyone. Public speaking is a common fear, or at least something that causes stress and perhaps frustration. However, people can build their presentation skills and improve their public speaking through research, practice, and perseverance.
Large audiences can intimidate some public speakers, but the requirements for preparations are really similar for large and small audiences alike. Public speakers should remember three key elements when creating and preparing a speech that will help increase the effectiveness of the speech and reduce anxiety. Maintaining good eye contact, using clear, slow speech patterns, [...]