20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Don't Defer Answering Questions

If a question pops up in the middle of your presentation, that’s awesome: someone is listening! So seize the opportunity. If you would have addressed in a later slide, skip ahead. (If you’re practiced skipping around it won’t throw you.) The best presentations feel like conversations, even if one-sided… so never ignore the opportunity to foster that sense of interaction. Never do anything to disengage your audience.
Watch Malcolm Gladwell on happiness.