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18 Public Speaking Tips


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A room's seating arrangement and technologies will affect how you connect with your audience.
A room's seating arrangement and technologies will affect how you connect with your audience.
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If at all possible, check the specs of the room where you'll be speaking. Is it football stadium big or conference room big? What about the sound system? If you'll be using a microphone, it's a good idea to test it out beforehand. The more familiar you are with your environment, the more comfortable you'll be at the podium.