Validating Your Credibility during a Presentation - dummies

Validating Your Credibility during a Presentation

By Elizabeth Kuhnke

Part of Communication Skills For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Speaking in front of an audience can be daunting, but the good news is that you can prepare for it, so that you come across as confident and credible. Here are a few points to bear in mind when preparing that all important speech or presentation:

  • Confirm your knowledge of the topic. Let your listeners know that you’re an authority. You could have another specialist or expert endorse your expertise and confirm that you know what you’re talking about.

  • Prepare your comments in advance so you come across as knowledgeable and well informed.

  • Plan for surprises and practise your responses. The more information, experience and expertise you have, the better able you are to show you’re on top of the subject.