Do As They Say AND Do As They Do!

WRITTEN July 19, 2017 Author: Jen Glantz

A fun and interesting way to become a better presenter is to watch good presenters present. Learn to Do As They Do!

Go and buy a ticket to a conference and watch a speaker live, or just explore videos on YouTube. If you want to improve your style, commit to watching others speak so that you can pick up on good techniques.

Here are three examples that will help you improve your personal style.

  1. Visual Elements

Add life to your presentation with good visuals. Incorporate charts, photographs, or video clips into your content so the audience can stay engaged.

Neil Pasricha, the founder of the popular blog turned NY Times Best Selling Book, The Book of Awesome, gives a TED talk that’s visually appealing and adds character to his story.

Watch Neil Pastiche’s TED talk >>

  1. Stage Presence

Put enthusiasm behind your words. When up in front of an audience, keep them engaged by changing your vocal range, telling stories, and giving your presentation like you would a performance.

Take note of the way actress, Julia Sweeney, adds dialogue, voices, and high-energy to her presentation.

Watch Julia Sweeney’s presentation >>

  1. Body Language

Did you know that 60-90% of communication is nonverbal. Hand gestures, eye contact, and movement are enticing elements to presentations – when done with purpose.

Advertising mogul, Roy Spence, uses body language to present a conversational vibe. He keeps the audience focused on him and his topic by using body language best practices.

Watch Roy Spence presenting >>



This information is from our Public Speaking curriculum. If you’re looking for ways to improve your communication skills, register for one of our public classes.

Photo Courtesy of Travis Wise.

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