Learning to give a presentation effectively takes time and practice. And one thing that is difficult is learning to express yourself when giving a presentation. What I mean by expressing yourself it is being able to use the English language in a simple, clear and effective way that will help you communicating the message of your presentation. So what I recommend is heading over to the library, or your bookshelf, and start reading more.
Why reading works
I believe that the more you read, the more exposure you will have to how authors can only use words to express their feelings and messages; as a result, this will help you to express yourself better. This will not only benefit you when giving a presentation, but will also help you in your daily communications, whether personally or professionally.
Types of reading
Almost anything is good, however, fiction is what I would recommend because of the storytelling. So anything from children’s books, to comic books and everything in between are a good source of learning that will help you improve your presentation skills.
But don’t plagiarize
Whatever you read and learn will surely benefit your presentations, but just be sure not to plagiarize. If you must use something from a book you read, be sure to properly credit the author. The best thing to do is to take what you have read and somehow make it your own when preparing your presentations.
Hope that helps you and also gets you reading more.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
This post originally published on PresentationExpressions.com.