There are three simple things you can do right now to be a better speaker.
1. Speak Up
The majority of people just aren’t speaking loudly enough when addressing a group. By increasing your volume, people will see you as more of an expert, and you’ll actually feel more confident.
2. Slow Down
Nerves can drive you to speed up your delivery, so remember to take your time, pause and don’t be afraid of silence every once in a while.
3. Eye Contact
Keep your eyes on your audience, not on your notes or slides. Have a conversation with your audience. Make eye contact. Check to see if they’ve gotten what you’ve said before you move on to your next point. If you do these three simple things, you’ll be so much better than the majority of speakers out there.