1. Dress: Look the role you are playing. I make sure I am dressed appropriately to match the opinions I am going to share
2. Get Acquainted: before I start my speech I do my best to meet as many as participants, get a few names if I can, identify certain needs, share a few jokes and compliments and then I go on to the stage
3. Accept Current feelings: I begin by pacing my current state of mind. Rather than pretending to be amazing all the time I feel free to share my challenges which make me as humane as my listeners.
4. Goof up: I am not infallible. I make mistakes and when I do I make peace with it rather than try to excuse myself. Mistakes are normal, they happen, life has to go on
5. Dynamic: I choose facts, logic, humour, storytelling, visual aids and as many as options possible to keep my presentations dynamic. I do my best to match any situation that may arise
6. Engaging: I keep it interactive by asking questions, riddles and invite participation to engage in a two-way communication
7. Referencing: Has been a key strategy for me while talking to people at large. I refer names, events and all relatable ideas to make sure that most of the listeners are able to relate with me even if they are meeting me for the first time .
Feel free to voice your opinions and I would be delighted to respond.