Public speaking can be stressful, even if you are used to being in front of large crowds (like a crowded courtroom). Like that courtroom appearance, preparation is the key to success. The same holds true in delivering a CLE presentation.
In a recent article on Lawerist.com author Mike Vraa takes up the topic and offers some very good advice for those of you slated to educate your peers during an upcoming continuing education event. You can read the full article here, but here are some highlights you might find useful:
- Pick an interesting topic! Unique topics will draw the most attendees especially if you position it in an enticing way.
- Preparation is the key to your success! From handing in materials in a timely manner, simple and thorough content, to the presentation slideshow and visual aid delivery.
- Prepare your body! Get enough sleep, eat right, wearing something familiar all seem like little things, but they will add up and leave your audience with a great impression
I hope you find the article as informative as I did, and I also hope these presentation best practices will be useful for you in the courtroom as well.
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