Talk To All Audience Members

Do not speak to just a few audience members. Make eye contact with the entire audience by periodically scanning all audience members. I remember a presentation where the presenter decided to present to one audience member. He stared at him for the entire presentation – obviously he had read somewhere that if you are nervous when speaking, pretend there is only one person in the audience and focus only on them. This made for a very uncomfortable situation for everyone and distracted from the presentation itself.

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