Delivering Your Presentation u Take extra care with your appearance on the day of your presentation. If you look good, you’ll feel more confident. u Walk to the front of the room or podium with confidence. Stand tall, take a deep breath, smile, and begin. u Know that the audience is rooting for you. They don’t want to listen to a boring speech or see you struggle. They want you to do well. u Use a conversational tone and be enthusiastic. Pretend that you are telling your best friend something really interesting. u Making eye contact will draw in your audience. If the group isn’t too large, try to make eye contact with everyone in the room. u If you’ve lost your place or are feeling flustered, don’t be afraid to pause for a couple of seconds and take a breath. u The biggest mistake speakers make is talking too fast. Talk slowly with a strong, clear voice.