3 Common Public Speaking Mistakes and How to Fix Them

How often do you frustrate or alienate your audience when you give a presentation? More importantly, how would you even know if you’re doing it?

Here are 3 things that you’ll want to keep in mind during your next presentation to avoid common speaking mistakes, and to make sure that your audience feels satisfied, interested, and respected.

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  • Craig Hadden (@RemotePoss)

    I especially like your example of speaking to engineers versus speaking to school kids – that really drives home why you need to tailor the talk to the audience.

    These are all vital points, yet so many speakers fail on at least one of them!

    Structure also really helps people remember what you said, because it makes your talk more intuitive and modular.

    Here are some more tips on structure (and memorability) that you might enjoy. Comments are very welcome – as are backlinks to your own posts!

    • Suzannah Baum

      You’re so right, Craig. There’s so much to remember when giving a really compelling speech that it’s easy to forget at least one of them, as you said. Structure, delivery, tailoring the talk to the audience, making it engaging…the list goes on!

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