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The Shy Girl’s Guide to kicking ass at presentations

By on Jan 30, 2012 in Business skills | 1 comment

Does the idea of presenting to an audience make you Sweaty? Shaky? Want to run away? Scared beyond words? If you’re a naturally shy person, presenting to an audience will never be your first choice of ideal work task.  But, at some point in your career, you may well find yourself in front of a large audience, laptop in front of you, clicker in hand, panic in your eyes. As a formerly shy person, I’m not going to tell you to ‘just get it over with’.  Instead, I’m going to give you some tried and tested tips for presenting to an audience that aim to calm the nerves and kick ass! So, what are the key areas of presenting?  To a fabulously outgoing speaker, it’ll probably just be the presentation itself – these confident people already know they’re great at public speaking.  For the rest of us, the actual presentation is just one step towards...