Things to keep in mind when looking for the right venture forum
Attend a small forum to help you better learn the process. But keep in mind the following tips for evaluating venture forums:
Scared stiff by public speaking?
More people say they’re afraid of public speaking than say they’re afraid of death! But ask top entrepreneurs what has helped propel them and their businesses to the forefront, and they’ll tell you their ability to motivate groups of people has been instrumental in their success.
When planning a presentation, start by considering what your audience wishes to gain from your talk. Then create a speech that presents relevant facts and reasonable solutions. Structure your presentation so it flows logically, and incorporate visuals to add interest. Leave time for questions and audience interaction to build rapport and demonstrate your expertise.
Typically, content and structure are less of a problem for presenters than is the issue of style. You can produce an eye-catching and comprehensive multimedia presentation using a presentation graphics package, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, in combination with a computer and a projector or monitor. Programs allow you to incorporate bulleted points, images, and audio and video clips. Whether you use the latest equipment or simple flip charts, make sure your presentation is visually appealing and never dull.
Most important, keep your presentation free of negative behavior. Eliminate anything that detracts from communicating solid, benefit oriented information in an engaging manner.
Here are just a few of the most common types. See if you can spot a problem you need to work on.
The Slow Talker
The Low Talker
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