I have written on here that I would post often but I didn’t and I would like to apologize for that! I made a promise and I was unable to keep my word! It was for a personal reason which makes me feel worse. I will try my best to fulfill my promises!
There are a lot of people who are naturals at presenting and there are those who aren’t. Here’s some tips to help you become a better presenter or public speaker.
- Know the Material
- You will hear this a lot but knowing the material gives you a great confidence boost. You will not have to skim through the many flashcards. Looking at flashcards for more than 35% of the time makes you seen under-prepared and rude.
- Most teachers or whomever will tell you to make flashcards. But the thing is many people write everything on a flashcard. That’s a big no! You want to provide key and crucial information only. Flashcards are only there as a prompt and a way to remember things that you may have forgotten. This is not supposed to be the presentation. You do not want to read off the script.
v While addressing the room you want to be talking to the people, but a large amount of people make you nervous? Look into the center of the crowd and find an inanimate object close to a person in the middle of the room. It gives the impression you are looking at the people and it would help your nerves.
v Making a small error here or there is fine. Just make sure to apologize if its very apparent. By knowing the material well, mistakes are hard to come by.
- Digital presentations are very popular and are usually used now. Just like flashcards these slides are a reminder to you on what it is that you are trying to present.
Tip #1 Do not overfill your slide with words
Tip #2 Include photographsTip #2 Only 50-70% of the slide should be filled
- While presenting, you can interact with the audience, it helps the information get passed along and it can take some pressure off of you. Interaction makes the presentation much more interesting.
- Make sure to be fully rested!
- Have a great breakfast!
- Dress for the occasion.
- Give yourself a pep talk!
- Look in the mirror, power pose and say “I got this!” with confidence
- Be loud and clear!
- If given the opportunity and you are ready, volunteer to go first or which every place. It gets it out of the way and the weight is off your shoulders.
Hey guys! I know its summer! How’s everyone’s summer? Okay so you’re probably wondering why this is under the school section, but I swear it relates. Well here’s the deal…its July and you have about 1-1 ½ months of summer left depending on where you go to school and you still have that assigned summer reading book left to read. As students especially on break, we do not want to do any work. I personally hate assigned readings because I think that reading is a pleasure and that it should not be assigned. Let’s get back on track. So you think that the book assigned to you is too long, its boring, it’s old, etc. You can probably find out what happened if you just googled it, sparkednotes it or just watch the movie if the book was turned into a film. But you know what? I think you’re missing out, I mean there’s nothing wrong with doing any of the things I listed about but what you’re missing out on is the view of the author, the literature, how the author expresses themselves and culture. Reading the book actually helps you but I’m not going to preach on this because I’m sure people told you all about how its good for you like a million times. However here is a plan to read your book and enjoy it.
Get the Book
See how many pages and chapters are in the book
Divide up the books into sections as you see fit
NOTE: If you are like me, I like start the book off slow then ease myself into the reading. So I would divided the first few sections smaller and increase the amount as each day passes.
Make some time for you to read; it doesn’t matter where you are reading as long as you are comfortable. I would say reading 15-30 minutes a day should be fine.
If you are like me and you forget what you last read just take some post its and write a small summary to remind you about what you last read.
PS… SparkNotes is always great if you are confused and need some explanation, but I wouldn’t depend on it too much. Teachers? Yeah they know about SparkNotes and all that other stuff
PPS… Watch the movie after the book if they made one! It would help you refresh your memory about the book. Do this the week before school starts.
Xoxo Keep Dreaming Xoxo
Hey everyone, its Dreamergirly here! What’s up? So… this is my first blog, I will most likely be posting about things that I see and here around me, write about it in my own perspective and please feel free to give me feedback. I love to discuss about anything and hear about other people’s views on the subject. I never mean to offend anyone with what I post. So… you’re probably wondering who is writing this blog. Well, I will not reveal my identity but what I can say is that I am a teenager with a lot to say and this is y way of expressing myself. I will usually post around 3-5 times a week depending on my schedule.
Xoxo Keep Dreaming Xoxo