16 Tricks Women Can Use To Master Public Speaking
No matter how many times you've done it, you can still get nervous. These tricks help.
Wear a blazer to cover up sweaty pits.
That blazer will also help you keep your shoulders squared back without making your chest seem obscene
Before you speak, shake hands with everyone: Do pumps pumps and look the person in the eye.
Introduce yourself. To remember someone's name, repeat it back immediately.
Always opt to stand instead of sit when presenting.
Don't hold a pen. You'll just fidget with it.
Wear your glasses. It makes you look smarter (really).
Make eye contact with your audience.
Don't wear jewelry that will make a lot of noise or is distracting to your audience.
Break your bad "filler word" habits: um, like, you know, literally, actually, sorta...
Always have a drink of water handy.
Give yourself a break from speaking by letting people ask questions.
Before you get up to talk, try sitting like a man. When you take up more space, you have a bigger presence.
Do a "power pose" before you speak to give yourself confidence and lower stress.
Don't spend the whole time staring at your own PowerPoint!
Most importantly: Here's what to do with your hands: Just let them hang at your sides. That is all.
Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture and is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.
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