For a very long time, I watched my favorite public personalities including US President Barrack Obama speak before thousands of people with so much confidence and ease. I always wondered whether I would ever be able to do the same considering how scared I was to even speak before a small crowd of strangers. After several months of learning and practicing, I would say that I’m now a good speaker judging from the round of applause and compliments I get every time I speak in public or make a presentation.
In this century, you cannot avoid making presentations to a potential client or boss otherwise scaling the corporate ladder would be an uphill task. The good news is that anyone can become a brilliant speaker if they learn the basic principles of presenting and apply them.
I just stumbled upon the infographic below by GoToMeeting detailing 20 Traits of Truly Brilliant Presenters. I wish I had seen this before as it would have made my transformation easier. If you are struggling with presentations then this is an important resource for you.