We communicate every day with our loved ones, but the situation becomes completely different if we are to speak to an entire audience! The nervousness, the anxiety - it is completely normal to be a bit scared about getting your point across to so many people. With time, confidence, and a bit of practice, you can easily bid farewell to any rising insecurities within you.
Public speaking has always been a subject of utter importance. Practising is the key to perfect delivery, but you also need to present and compose yourself as you speak. It is very important that you choose your words carefully, but then there are other factors involved as well. The phrases you use, your tone and gestures, as well as your timing and flow- everything needs to fit the content on which you are speaking. So here's the twist- what if you have to speak virtually?
Due to the global pandemic, a lot of events are taking place virtually. Speaking in the digital world involves many other elements which you need to be aware of. And all of these additional elements are, of course, related to technology. If you have been a college student in just recent times, you might be aware of PowerPoint presentations and the role they have during the speaking. If not, there's no need to panic. You can simply look up presentations and with online Softwares easily available, preparing a presentation won't be difficult.
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Remember that technology will only help you out and supplement you. You don't need to put every single sentence in your online presentation, rather just a few bullet points and images to further support what you are trying to convey. In the end, the speaker is still you so your soft skills will matter the most.
Have a look at the infographic below to enhance your virtual speaking skills.
Don't forget to be amazing! Good luck!
Infographic by: Bannersnack