You may have a loud voice, but if you are addressing a group with more than twenty people, you will want some form of amplification. In this third and final installment of the technical aspects of public speaking, we will discuss how your audience can hear you properly using microphones.
Your presentation starts in a few minutes. It is your time to shine. You plug in your laptop and nothing happens. No slides on the big screen behind you. An already stressful moment becomes even more stressed. You’re starting to lose your audience.
Nobody wants to be in this situation. Here are some tips to make getting on stage a smooth process, even if unexpected events occur.
Public speaking can be pretty stressful. All eyes will be on you and the last thing you wish to happen is a problem with your slides or microphone. A flawless presentation requires proper preparation. We have gathered some best practices, drawn from practical experience, to help you prepare your presentation. With these tips and tricks you will confidently walk on-stage, knowing that slides and sound will not hamper your presentation.
In an ignite talk, a speaker has 20 slides to present a topic to you. The slides automatically advance every 15 seconds, so they have exactly 5 minutes to get their point across. Topics typically include quick pitches of software tools, methodologies, but fun topics are also game: I’ve seen a speed course Dutch, and a talk about coffee.