Step 2 | Plan Your Route

Presenting Yourself » Hints & Tips

When making a presentation:

  • Speak clearly and slowly
  • Make eye contact
  • Build rapport
  • Dress appropriately

In conversation:

  • Use different types of questions, as appropriate
  • Listen actively
  • Talk the same language
  • Paint a picture

On the phone:

  • Sit up and take a breath before speaking
  • Avoid jargon and slang words
  • Smile
  • Stand up to sound more authoritative

On paper:

  • Plan the order of content
  • Be accurate and concise in your writing
  • Punctuate for clarity
  • Always consider your reader