20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Create Two Contingency Plans

If you’re like me, “what if?” is your biggest source of anxiety: what if your PowerPoint presentation fails, someone constantly interrupts, or your opening falls flat? Pick two of your biggest fears and create contingency plans. What will you do if the projector fails? What will you do if the meeting runs long and you only have a few minutes to speak? The effort won’t be wasted because the more you think through different scenarios, the better you can think on your feet if something truly unexpected occurs.
Watch Simon Sinek on the way good leaders make us feel.