A successful presentation is one that moves people to action. You know it was a success if after you speak, they buy, work or follow. To do that requires skill. A great presentation does not just happen. It is planned, rehearsed then delivered with flair.
The ability to speak in front of audience is a sign of self-confidence. Public speaking requires self-motivation in order to motivate others, engaging with your audience so that they can trust in the knowledge that you know your ‘stuff’.
In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as “who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effects?”
Public speaking contains verbal and nonverbal factors, evaluating and assessing your presentation, making sure that you have used your skills in positive a manner.
There is nothing worse than an audience feeling sorry for a speaker. The confidence disappears in the venue and the points to be put over are lost.