10 March 2011
Speaking & Events

10 tips for public speaking

If you're going to be speaking at a conference soon, here are my top 10 tips to make your session a sucess.

  • Start with a story (but not your life story).
  • Aim high and leave them wanting more.
  • Entertain, inspire and educate (in that order).
  • One concept per slide.
  • Pictures not bullets.
  • Talk to your audience not at them.
  • Use the stage but don't pace.
  • It's all about pacing (different kind cheeky) and delivery, so practice.
  • Dress slightly smarter than your audience (the Veen rule).