To help you develop the skills and confidence to speak in public to deliver presentations, here's a full alphabet of tips:-
A - Audience - Members may have concerns or worries about the subject of your presentation. Take time to discover these before creating your content.
B - Break - Your entire speech into clear sections.
C - Check - Every one of your facts and stats is up to date and correct.
D - Discover - The audiences current knowledge of your presentation subject.
E - Explain - New concepts and ideas so each person will understand them.
F - Focus - On serving your audience, rather than worrying about anything going wrong.
G - Gestures - Are best made from the shoulder, so they are smooth and seen.
H - Hone - Your skills by asking for feedback from supportive colleagues.
I - Internalise - Rather than memorise the content of your speech.
J - Jokes - Are best avoided in case they fall flat or offend anyone.
K - Know - Exactly who will be attending the meeting, their roles and positions.
L - Laptop - Functionality is best checked along with the slides and clicker before the meeting starts.
M - Message - Of your presentation should clear to you, so it is clear to your audience and will be remembered.
N - Numbers - Attending the meeting are required to help with your planning and preparation.
O - Open - Your presentation with sentences to capture everyone's attention.
P - Participation - By the audience is to be welcomed as this creates a dialogue with them.
Q - Questions - May be asked during your presentation. Consider the questions you may get asked to ensure you have all the required information.
R - Rehearse - Your presentation with any slides, handout or props in advance of the meeting.
S - Share - Appropriate personal experiences to illustrate your points and help the audience's understanding.
T - Time - Will be allocated for your presentation. Discover the time allowed so you can plan to finish within it.
U - Understanding - By the audience of your presentation is crucial to your success. Observe your audience while speaking to see if anyone looks confused or understand.
V - Voice - Can be used to share emotions and passion. Speak at a level that guarantees everyone will be able to hear you.
W - Write - Your presentation for the ear rather than the slide.
X - Xenial - Being friendly and Xenial (hospitable) to everyone attending the meeting will build your confidence and credibility.
Y - You - Are the person everyone wants to hear from, rather than an actor. Be the genuine 'you' when speaking in public.
Z - ZigZag - Diversions can be created from the intended path of your presentation by audience questions. Aim to stay focussed and on time.