We recognize the value of public speaking skills, which is why they’re prominently featured in our Crosstown Solutions training program. The President of Crosstown Solutions, Jarrad, will be speaking at the annual networking meeting in Philadelphia. He will be speaking on the topic of “Investment vs Sacrifice”

Through our efforts to improve as speakers, we’ve picked up some useful tips for making strong impressions on audience members. Here are a few of Jarrad’s favorite strategies for giving more memorable presentations

”Meeting Audience Members in Advance: Mingling with listeners before we take the stage is a great way to get a confidence boost. We’ve found that having a few familiar faces in the crowd allows us to present our topic, such as ‘Investment vs Sacrifice’, with a bit more authority from behind the podium. “

”Explore the Venue: It’s also important to have a good feel for the room in advance of any presentation, which is why we explore the venue before every speech. If we know how much room we have to maneuver and what our sightlines will be like, we feel right at home when it’s time to speak. “

”Practice. Practice. Practice: Practice your speech out loud and in front of a mirror. Be aware of how you sound and present. We use our hands to emphasize major points and stand straight and tall in order to project confidence. Doing so helps us show enthusiasm for our topics while also ensuring that our messages stick with our listeners.”

We’re putting these practices to good use as we improve our speaking skills. Check out the Crosstown Solutions Newswire for more of our best-presenting tips