Here’s a guest post from business coach at Law Practice Queen Business Coaching LLC  Katie Lipp on three public speaking mistakes people make that you should obviously avoid. (Listen to her – she knows what she’s talking about!)

  • Not Focusing on Your Audience. Focus your content on what the audience came for – they came to get the 411 on a particular topic that you have a unique perspective on. Get to the “meat” of the presentation quickly, because we have short attention spans.
  • Taking Yourself too Seriously. You are there for the audience, not for you! Think about the benefit the audience will get from the message you are there to deliver. You are a vessel for an important message that changes lives!
  • Reading Directly from Slides. You are not a robot. Feel free to go off script! The best presentations are prepared, but also tailored to the individual audience that shows up.