5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker

Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
By Kevin Sandlin

Giving an engaging presentation is hard work. Some people are natural orators, but most of us need practice, feedback, and guidance to improve our skills. I teach the Digital Marketing class at General Assembly’s Atlanta location, run a weekly meet up of entrepreneurs every Friday in Atlanta, and lead several other small groups of people in various other capacities. Over the years, I’ve presented countless times to all types of people — investors, customers, employees, boards, students — and I’ve learned that there are five tactics that, used consistently, will help you keep any audience engaged.