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Influencing People by John Eaton, Roy Johnson

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Swaying an Audience

The way you present an idea can make or break it. Inspire and persuade people with a lively style and expressive body language. Outline your key ideas, state how your proposals will be achieved, and handle interruptions with confidence.

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Be ready to adapt your talk to match your audience’s response.

Managing your state of mind

Once you have rehearsed, prepared your materials, and tested any equipment you will be using, begin to get into the right frame of mind for your talk. Your state needs to be confident, relaxed, and energetic. Stand for a few moments on the spot where you will be delivering your talk. Try to visualize yourself taking charge of the room and the people who will occupy it.

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