All university students must face at some point in their life to some type of audience. Maybe you should expose a paper in class, the thesis presentation or a scientific study at a conference with professionals from different countries. Therefore, it is important that you are prepared and know how to capture the attention of your audience:
The most important aspect in this case is the message, because if it is not interesting, you will not be able to attract your audience. Your job is to create an entertaining presentation, show examples and formulate the theme in an attractive and enjoyable way. If what you’re telling is worth being heard, nearly all the work is done.
Equally relevant is the oratory, the art or the ability to speak in public. Try to practice at home so that all words are understood clearly, in addition to getting a fluent and slow speech.
The physical aspect also deserves a special mention, and with this we do not refer to the physical beauty of the person. Try to be well dressed, but without outlandish accessories that may disconcert the audience. Your audience may be interested in the talk, but you may lose interest if you focus on your feathered cap or flower pants. We recommend you wear black trousers and white shirt, a classic that never fails.
Once we know what to say, how to behave and how to dress, it is time to design the type of paper that we want to carry out. Talks can be static or dynamic. In the first the lecturer is sitting behind a table or lectern. Although in these cases the speaker feels more protected, it is more difficult to reach the audience. Therefore, we also advise you to organize a dynamic presentation, moving between the audiences and actively involving the audience with questions. Remember that it is essential that you look at the eyes for about three seconds. If the eye contact lasts longer, the person may feel self-conscious, insecure and uncomfortable.
You already have the necessary tricks to make your presentation more effective. Now it’s your turn to practice at home and show everyone how much you’re worth. Luck!