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Expert Feature: Avoid Sameness as a Speaker and Deliver Stronger Presentations

Have you ever zoned out during a presentation? Or worse, fallen asleep?

Why does that happen?

Sure, it could be that the material is boring or you were tired.

However, one big reason why this happens is because the speaker is staying the same throughout their presentation.

In this video I explain what is “sameness” and how to avoid it as a speaker.

How To Test Yourself In This Area

The best way to know if you are suffering from sameness is to videotape your presentations and watch yourself.

You’ll know within 15 minutes if you are staying the same.

But how often should you change?

Well, you don’t want to seem to be trying too hard to change up your delivery and move around the room.

It should be fairly natural.

In rehearsal look for opportunities to raise or lower your volume, use different parts of the stage, or slow down to make a strong point.

When you focus on your presentation with an eye towards variety you’ll surely find ways to do so naturally and the presentation you give will be stronger and more captivating.

If you have comments on how you avoid sameness, or questions about the topic or public speaking in general, please post them below.

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Michael Neuendorff has been working with small business owners and independent professionals since 2008 to grow professionally. His areas of specialty are speaking, social, strategy and sales. Michael owns a Growth Coach franchise in the Bay Area as well as Speak Well and Sell. He is also adjunct faculty in the Business Division of Skyline College in San Bruno, CA. Michael has 20+ years of sales and marketing experience; extensive team building and leadership experience; teaching, training and mentoring experience and a proven ability to think creatively and listen deeply. Check the blog for business growth ideas. Attend an upcoming seminar or workshop. Read the latest issue of my acclaimed newsletter. * Michael is a 2BH contributor, so stay tuned for future articles from him.