Meetings and presentations are one of the main requirements of being an entrepreneur. It just comes with the job. You will need to stand in front of future investors, possible business partners or potential clients and convince them that you're the one they need to get with. Even if you went into business with a partner, both of you will be required to take turns and talk about your company.
The mere idea of speaking in front of an audience is terrifying for most people. It could be nerve wrecking for a number of reasons: you may be naturally shy or anxious; you could even experience stage fright. But, as most qualities in life, if you're not a natural-born public speaker you can develop some skills that can help you with it.
- Rehearse Places, people; places! There's a theatrical aspect in public speaking. And as in theater, in order to master a role (the public speaker one) you need to rehearse. If you're more comfortable following a script, you can write down a cheat sheet with the points you want to make; then read it out loud yourself or someone you trust. The more you do it, the more natural if will feel. Pro tip: reading the actual cheat sheet during the presentation/talk will do more damage than good. The more confident you feel with the material you're presenting, the more you'll be able to react to the audience, throw in a joke, and take control of the situation.
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