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I’m a IT appentrice and my boss thought it would be a good idea for me to present a 45 min cyber security presentation in front of our whole company (200 ppl) including the CEO... I never held a presentation outside smaller classrooms before, so I’m little nervous about it. Luckily I have a pre-made PowerPoint with good notes but I’m not really sure how I can prepare my best in 2 days. Any advice is truly appreciated!
I attended a viewing in Serbian and was listening to the priest talk about the deceased. I didn’t hear any filler words, and he took many pauses. Granted, he does public speaking for a living so he must be good at it.
The typical filler words in English are “um, uh, er, ah,” etc. Are filler words universal or are they different in other languages?
Public speaking is new to me. The normal settings that I speak in are generally classroom, generally presenting in front of small groups. I did however give an hour lecture in front of a class of 300 today for the first time. I found that part way through my throat became very dry and my voice cracked several times. I am naturally monotoned, and unfortunately I do not think there is much I can do to fix this. However, I was hoping that there may be some way of at least improving my tone in order to convey more enthusiasm, and avoid my content from sounding dry.