Correcting bad habits

Great presenting is not just about what you say but how you say it. We have great suggestions to correct common mistakes.

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Additional tips


You do not have to stand to the side or behind a lectern, stand where you can be seen and move around the room.

Audience participation

Engage your audience through questions, sharing experiences and participating in activities.

Telling a story

People relate easily to stories, and they remember them. Stories make facts more digestible and will make your presentation more personal and engaging.

Using props

Use props to illustrate points; encourage your audience to look, smell and touch to help bring your presentation to life and make it more memorable.

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Practice your presentation in front of a colleague or friend. They can use this checklist to assess your performance.

Avoiding bad habits checklist

Download our checklist and work through the list with your colleague or friend.

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