Join Laura Bergells for an in-depth discussion in this video Warming up, part of Public Speaking.
Ahem. What a terrible way to start out a presentation, with that clearing of your throat.…Here are the very basics every presenter should know about warming up the voice.…Let's start with morning presentations.…For me, early morning presentations are often the toughest.…My voice isn't quite warmed up yet, and since I don't want the audience to hear…me clear my throat or suffer through my craggy morning voice,…I need to make sure my pipes are ready before I present.…I have three basic tips for early morning presentations.…
Number one, get up and get moving.…The steam from a hot shower can help you clear your voice.…Two, avoid cold drinks.…Remember, you want to warm up your pipes, not cool them down.…Room-temperature water is best for clearing any morning roughness you may…feel in your throat.…Three, make sure to use your voice before you deliver your presentation.…I like to sing in the shower or in the car on the way to the presentation.…And if you're not the singing type, you can always simply talk.…
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- Identifying your audience
- Developing credibility
- Introducing an agenda
- Exploring five strong opening techniques
- Developing great body language
- Understanding room dynamics
- Handling questions and answers
- Getting feedback<br><br>
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