Tips For Presentations

Bite-sized nuggets to help you be successful in your next talk…

Make Eye Contact During Presentation

Eye contact is important to build rapport with your audience.  They also get to know you better.  As the saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul.

You can also see what their response is to your presentation and adjust yourself accordingly.  For example, if you see some people yawning, then perhaps it is time to inject some life into your talk in order to bring them back to the presentation.  On the other hand, if you see your audience absolutely glued to your talk, you know you’ve done a good job.

One trick to overcome any fear of having to maintain direct eye contact with your audience constantly is to look just over the heads of your audience as it gives the appearance of you looking at them. Once in a while, it is still important to move your eyes to look at the audience directly so you can connect better with them.