The Big Day3:22 with Julie Menge
Warm up your body and your voice right before delivering your presentation. Prepare all of your technology, grab your notes, and get ready to impress your audience!
Shortly before you deliver your presentation warm up your voice. 0:01 I know, you're not about to sing a song for a big crowd, but 0:04 a simple vocal warmup is still a great idea for public speaking in general. 0:07 Loosen up your jaw and take a big over the top yawn. 0:12 Can flutter your lips, [SOUND], or hum for a minute in five to ten second bursts, 0:19 say, hi, my name is Julie, say your name a few times. 0:26 Finish your vocal warm up by reading a small piece of your notes. 0:30 In addition to warming up your voice, 0:35 you may find it helpful to do a little bit of physical warming up with your body. 0:37 Even if you'll be seated for 0:41 your presentation or standing in the same spot most of the time, 0:43 warming up your body will help you feel more grounded and confident. 0:46 Try rolling your shoulders a few times or 0:51 take a big stretch to open your ribs, maybe do a few side bends. 0:54 If you have other favorite warm ups that you know you like, get creative with this. 1:00 You don't have to do a full on yoga routine, 1:05 but just taking a couple of minutes to stretch before you walk in to the room or 1:07 sit at your desk, will help you feel energized and ready to speak. 1:11 I'm including a link on the teacher's notes to a few other local and 1:15 physical exercises for you to try. 1:19 Next, be sure your room is ready and 1:22 available especially if you had to reserve a conference room for your presentation. 1:23 I always book the room 10 to 15 minutes before my meeting starts so 1:28 I have plenty of time to get settled and make sure all of my technology is working. 1:32 When I'm presenting remotely from home, I also like to make sure the lights in my 1:37 office are turned on so I can be seen clearly on camera. 1:41 Now is also a good time to make sure you won't be distracted by barking dogs or 1:45 your neighbor mowing their lawn if you are presenting from home. 1:49 Prep any technology that you may need. 1:54 Be sure your laptop is plugged in or fully charged, you know how to use the screen 1:56 sharing tools if needed, your head set's ready to go, 2:01 your notifications are turned off and your Internet connection is strong. 2:04 Technology mishaps do happen. 2:09 [SOUND] If you find yourself in a situation where suddenly you can't see 2:11 your screen, but your audience can, or 2:14 your headset isn't working, or something else goes wrong, try not to panic. 2:17 Ideally, you will have rehearsed already so 2:21 much that you'll know your information well enough to seamlessly present. 2:23 If there's a bigger issue, though, like the majority of your attendees aren't able 2:28 to log onto the video conference, you may have to consider rescheduling. 2:32 Assuming everything goes well though, after your presentation, 2:37 be sure that your audience has all the information they need. 2:40 Particularly, if they're being asked to make a decision based on something 2:44 you've presented. 2:47 Commit to doing research on any additional questions that came up 2:48 during your presentation. 2:51 And if you'll be sharing the slides electronically, let your audience know 2:53 when they can expect them and if they will be emailed or shared in a public folder. 2:57 Finally, if this presentation is something you will be using again, 3:02 make note of any areas that could be further refined for next time. 3:05 You did it. 3:10 Now you have the tools and 3:11 strategies to deliver effective presentations confidently. 3:12 Your colleagues are sure to be impressed with your new skills. 3:15 I'm excited for you to put everything you've learned to use. 3:18
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