Speakers Guide



Tips and Tricks:

Practice makes permanent. Rehearse your speech aloud using any equipment and/or visual aids you’ll use during your presentation. Rehearse as often as you can.

Time yourself. Time your speech every time you rehearse it to ensure you don’t go over the five- to seven-minute time limit.

Eliminate filler words. Using umms and ahhhs in your speech will distract your message. Briefly pause to gather your next thought, or take a sip of water

Don’t overload your slides. Keep your slides concise; don’t overload them with too many talking points.

Repeat the audience’s questions. If an audience member asks a question, repeat it back so everyone can hear it and knows what you are speaking to

Prepare, prepare, prepare

Rehearse your presentation

Build your presentation within time constraints