Four Habits to Make You a Better Public Speaker

“When you spout facts and data that the audience doesn’t understand, you make them feel dumb. You want to do the opposite–your talk should make them feel smart.”

Whether you’re working on your own TED Talk, preparing to teach a class, or just planning a presentation for colleagues, this Fast Company article can help you improve it.

It breaks down four speaking habits to make you a better leader including to connect facts instead of just dumping data, speak from the heart instead of a script, and use simple language instead of jargon.

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