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10 Steps to Successful Presentations by ASTD

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STEP EIGHT

Practice, Practice, Practice

OVERVIEW

Rehearsing a speech

Speaking from notes vs. memorizing your speech

Tools and techniques for practicing your speech

After all the analysis and preparation is completed and the important decisions about the subject and structure of the presentation are made, the final step before giving a presentation is to practice. Practice provides an opportunity to polish all content, to rethink structure, and to rehearse materials and presentation dynamics. Practicing helps you to build confidence, and to remember the flow and key points to emphasize during the presentation. The time spent practicing is usually proportional to the level of calm you experience the day of the presentation. Knowing the material, ...

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