Public speaking golden rules
Paul Sloane at Lifehack writes a good article of a series talking on how to give effective public speaks. This time he focuses on preparation (full article at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-to-give-a-great-speech-part-1-preparation.html).
I really agree on what Paul writes.
Among all these golden rules, for me is a really imprtant rule #8 “practise, practise, practise”: there’s nothing more awfull (and boring) of someone not prepared and not convincing. Also if you’re really confident with the theme, a fast “redoing” of the speach helps keeping the logic and main points in mind.
And let me add one more thing: don’t rely too much on “powerpoint syndrome”, because, again, people understand really well when those talking are not confident with the contents. And the shorten (but confident) materials you produce, the better will be.