Last month, Amanda Gorman stole the show during President Biden’s inauguration. She captivated everyone when reading her original poem, “The Hill We Climb.”
Three takeaways from her presentation can benefit all speakers:
- Have a clear purpose. Develop your central statement of purpose, and add relevant support material. Eliminate anything that’s redundant, and keep editing until you’ve created a powerful presentation.
- Speak with confidence. You’ll feel confident when you know the material well and have practiced several times.
- Add drama. Use pauses that emphasize points and allow your audience to keep up with you. Incorporate nonverbal language to create an emotional connection and demonstrate your passion for the presentation.
Amanda Gorman can and will teach us a lot. These public speaking takeaways reflect just a portion of her talent.
Channel your inner Amanda Gorman. It’s your turn to steal the show!
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