5 mistakes people make on stage


I have often noticed people going on stage and doing the same thing all over again not realizing that sometimes just tiny things to their way of presenting themselves can give an amazing outcome.  I am in the process of learning a lot although I have been a radio presenter for over 10 years now. So remember, you will NEVER be perfect unless you leave lots of room in your mind to grow. Ok on to the tiny mistakes.

  1. Not knowing your subject
    This is NOT acceptable :) You wouldn’t want to hear about how planes fly from a person who hasn’t read anything about planes, would you?
  2. Lack of passion
    This is the “battery” that without any speech would be totally dead
  3. Slow as a snail
    Remember to note down your speech in keywords, do not write the whole 20 pages. Audience will sleep :)
  4. Know your audience
    This is my favorite, always try to strike a conversation to the audience on the day of your speech. This will make it easier for you and often clears the air a bit.
  5. Failing to breath
    Well if you don’t breath, you surely will die but your speech will be long dead before that. So be careful and remember to breath properly.

Any more tips you got? Do share :)

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  • Oh yes.. Smiling is very vital on stage. But it depends obviously on the speech they are giving if it requires any smiling or just plain sympathy dripping from the face..

  • Interesting – All points are so true N great ones. I liked the slow as snail one, people surely will sleep :-P Knowing your subject I think gives loads of confidence.

  • “Dress up properly”

    Remember, we are putting a show for audience. To be sound like believable, one must dress up accordingly.

    I had one prof., Even though he was department chair + blah + blah + blah + mahaan hasti, He always wore shorts (capri), and ugliest T-shirt on the planet.

    I never trusted a word he said in lecture, I always double checked with reference to books. I could never get over the fact that person that unclean would be saying anything scientific.

  • Hey Wakas,

    I was at an internet summit at the weekend and quite a few of the speakers could have done with your tips!

    Some of them were terribly unorganized and it really did not make them look very professional.

    Sally :)

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