1. Apologise for your slides
If you have to apologise to your audience for too many words on your slides, because the font is so small the audience can’t read it, or because your slides are confusing – change them before you get to the stage.
2. Go overtime
When you take more than your allotted time, people twitch in their seats. They are so busy worrying about their next appointment they won’t be able to pay attention. Not to mention that you shortchange another speaker when you go over.
3. Read verbatim
If you need a full script for your talk and can’t multi-task to also take in your audience like Leigh Sales or Annabel Crabb, turn your speech into a podcast and you can have listeners all around the world.
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