Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember? Here are some tips that will help you deliver. Ask yourself: what can I give them?

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In this article, Anderson, TED's curator, shares five keys to great presentations: 1 Frame your story figure out where to start and where to end. According to Anderson, presentations rise or fall on the quality of the idea, the narrative, and the passion of the speaker. It's about substance--not style. In fact, it's fairly easy to "coach out" the problems in a talk, but there's no way to "coach in" the basic story--the presenter has to have the raw material.

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What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation

Never underestimate the power of great communication. It can help you land the job of your dreams, attract investors to back your idea, or elevate your stature within your organization. But while there are plenty of good speakers in the world, you can set yourself apart out by being the person who can deliver something great over and over. I was sitting across the table from a Silicon Valley CEO who had pioneered a technology that touches many of our lives — the flash memory that stores data on smartphones, digital cameras, and computers.

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Chris Anderson shares his tips for giving a killer presentation

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How to Give a Killer Presentation

Though I strongly encourage you to read the entire article to pick up the colorful narrative commentary, here are the tips he provided in paraphrased, condensed, and actionable form:. Frame your talk as a journey of discovery or a detective story. Start by stating a problem your audience knows or should reasonably know and then build to your unique solution. Make sure your audience can quickly grasp what your talk is about. Share stories about people not organizations. Sell your ideas from the stage, not yourself, your books, or your business. Delivery Tips Strive to deliver your talk without notes or a teleprompter.

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