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Posted 11/6/07
*sigh* -_-
I have a big presentation tomorrow ¬_¬;; (er... today ⌐_⌐;;)

and many more to come :3
*cue rainbow*

so... I was wondering...
does anyone have any tips or tricks concerning presentations?
I already know about the ol' "pretend they're in their underwear" trick... but that's kinda... awkward o_O;;

as for me... I usually do lots of hand motions to distract everyone from my presentation so they won't notice all the mistakes I make :3
I'm no good at speaking in public... I just don't know what to say ¯\(°3°)/¯
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Posted 11/6/07
yay first!...
anyways try not thingking about it. what i do at piano reciatls is think of the crowd as trees...or something inanimate.
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Posted 11/6/07
think fun. if u make it seem funny or cool it wont be as hard. u could use eye contact and u could stop usin the word um or uh or like all the time.
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Posted 11/6/07
I always used to just stare at the wall opposite me at a point just above my classmates' heads and pretend that everyone wasn't there, not the best way if your teacher wants you to make eye contact with people, but it worked for me.
Posted 11/6/07
wished i could help but theres really no way around it.
Posted 11/6/07
Don't worry about it.Public speaking is one of the hardest things to do in this world. Just think logically and ask yourself in your head "what should I say next based on what I just said?"
Posted 11/6/07
blehhhh

I wish this WAS one of those fun presentations ¬_¬;;
I actually had fun w/ the last one I did on friday... and even though I made a lot of mistakes, I had a lot of things that were self explanatory... and the people were really cool about it...

but this one is STRICTLY business... SERIOUS BUSINESS
like... it's 20% of my grade for 2 years... serious business...
so this one is not one to fuck up
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Posted 11/6/07
I get nervous but then I just think what the heck, I want good grades, so I just go and put on my serious face and present
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Posted 11/6/07
Before the presentation, I find a bathroom and literally cover myself with antiperspirant. Seriously, I mean like, hands, shoulders, everything. Cause as long as I don't sweat AT ALL during a presentation, I'm perfectly fine. If like 1 drop breaks out I die T_T
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Posted 11/6/07
smoke a fat ***** and think of pretty girls.
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Posted 11/6/07
lol.. gl! presentation is a dread for some people.. here is what i did when i used to be nervous. I completely clear my mind and pretend that those classmates of mine were not looking at me.. and thought of them as like.. vegetables. u know.. potatoes! Also.. there is another thing like thinking about something else.. concentrating on the project also helps. But a good presenter always can handle the pressure.
Posted 11/6/07

coreyb49127 wrote:


peng27 wrote:

smoke a fat ***** and think of pretty girls.


was funny and then funnier when i saw you were a women


... her or me o_O;;
believe me... I spend enough time in the day thinking about pretty people ¬_¬

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Posted 11/6/07
u just look at their noses XDD lol
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Posted 11/6/07
If you have a presentation and it can be done with more than one person then pick somebody that is agood spokesperson and do most of the work in exchange for him/her doing most of the talking.

If not then make a poster and hold it in fornt of you I have heard it creates like a "barrier" and you feel less stress. mmmh, behing a podium might be okay too or have lots and lots of images and often point to them as they become relevant to sway the attention away from you.

But, the one that works the most for ME is to drink 1 bottle of wine before the presentation so, my inhibitions are less and my confidence is high. This has made my presentations rock! I recently tried it before a japanese presentation and it worked wonders I got 47/50 points possible.

I have a couple of "nervous" friends that have done this and it works for them too BUT you have to know your self well and how much alcohol intake it takes to lower your inhibitions and increase your confidence without you actually stumbling in the room and slurring your words throughout the presentation. For some a glass of wine is all they need.
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Posted 11/6/07
well good luck on your presentation! I have one my own presentation due tomorrow actually, so I know what you mean. Except mine is worth 120 points=35% grade. Hope I don't choke or something.....
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