New to public speaking or presenting at Apra for the first time? Or maybe just looking for tips to improve your confidence and get your message across? The tips, videos and links below are made available to all Apra members to help you stand up and stand out!
Speaking Made Easy
These tips and tricks will help you prepare to deliver a successful presentation!
How Do I Prepare?
Do I have a glass of water handy?
Do I know anyone who will be in the audience?
Am I familiar with the event space?
Do I know it well enough to not need notes?
Does the flow lend itself naturally?
Is anything unclear to someone unfamiliar with the topic?
Am I speaking clearly and slowly enough to understand?
Am I engaging the audience?
Have I allowed time for questions?
Where Can I Get More Tips?
New to speaking or presenting at an Apra event for the first time? Are you ready for some insider tips? This webinar is just for you! Apra has engaged some of the top speakers from the community to give you an insight on how to take your speaking skills to the next level.
Download the full webinar here or review the 10-minute modules below.
Hear Carrick Davis, Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association, discuss taking your idea from submission to presentation and the questions you should be asking to communicate a stellar story.
Emma Hinke with Bentz Whaley Flessner covers techniques to convey technical information in a way that avoids jargon and focuses on outcomes.
Misa Lobato of the University of Colorado shares her tips for overcoming anxiety by having a plan and practicing, practicing, practicing!
Listen to Jessica Balsam, University of Washington, provide ideas for scripting your presentation and creating a flow that keeps your audience focused.
Brock Silvey from Northwestern University shares a few tricks to prepare a live session for success.
Try new ways to deliver your message using ideas from these video clips:
What Shouldn't I Do?
Count how many opportunities for improvement there are in this "Worst Presentation Ever!"