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Your presentation - the first 5 seconds

It’s vitally important to get off to a good start when you present. Being well prepared can really help you in your opening. Preparation breeds effectiveness, breeds confidence, breeds success. If you are well prepared you can also focus on executing these tips in the first 5 seconds of your delivery.

  • Body position - start with an upright posture
  • Facial expression - if you are selling or delivering good news smile
  • Eye contact - share and connect with the whole audience
  • Gestures - start with hands by your side and incorporate 2 or 3 audience focused natural gestures in the first 5 seconds