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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Rehearse

Practice your presentation in advance for at least one other person. Work on smoothly saying what you need to say to support any visual slides, providing explanations and transitions without reading the text verbatim. If you prepare a script, use it only as guidance. Practice saying your message naturally, the way you normally speak.

Get feedback on your body language. Much of your message is conveyed by your speech patterns, gestures, and attitudes. Work on maintaining a positive, friendly demeanor, and keep eye contact with the people attending the presentation. If you plan to demonstrate or use something complicated, practice it until you can do it without having to think about it consciously.

Make adjustments to your presentation ...

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