Introverted? Here’s how to give great speeches.

As an introvert, the thought of getting up in front of a crowd and speaking might make your knees weak and stomach churn. But preparation and practice can be key in giving a speech that will blow your extroverted counterparts out of the water.

Build a great presentation with these tips:

  • Think about what your audience wants to hear. What will engage your audience? Include stories of your success or statistics that help investors understand your market potential. Introverts tend to empathetic, so during the presentation, read the crowd and tailor it to their energy and interests.
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses. You don’t have to be funny to make a great speech; just be yourself. If you’re a good storyteller, tell a story about how you helped solve a customer’s problem. If you’re good at creating engaging videos, include one in your presentation.
  • Practice—a lot! As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Write down your speech and then practice it out loud until you feel comfortable. Rehearse in front of a mirror or videotape yourself; these are the easiest ways to make sure you’re delivering an engaging and interesting message before you walk onto the stage.

Want to be a better presenter? Dardis Communications can help you learn to deliver presentations with clarity, focus—and confidence!