Does anyone have tips on how to stay confident and well spoken during a presentation? I will be presenting during my final round of interview in front of people I haven’t met yet (All part of potential team / division). The presentation is just about me and one of my favorite topics in the industry. Just looking on how to best present myself and gain the confidence to impress them! Public speaking can sometimes be a weakness of mine.

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I would recommend practicing in front of someone. Also, I see funny videos before a dreaded presentation which helps me get rid of anxiety and also I am happy during the presentation.
Good Luck.

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My biggest tip I've received is simply pausing which helps prevent talking too fast, and saying filler words like 'uh/uhm/etc'. Also not sure if this is in person or in video but if you need to maintain eye contact, look right above their heads instead.

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Remember a few things about a panel Q&A. First, you are this far because they know you are an expert, and the project that you are doing this part on makes you an expert in the specific target. Even if they ask you questions that you hadn't thought about yet, you've got a solid foundation in the topic and at worst you need a few minutes to gather your thoughts on the subject.

They want you to be the expert. They want you to have the poise of being an expert. They want your spin and take on the topic: i.e. be genuine.

I find it helpful to write out a “script” for a big presentation and read through it (out loud) multiple times. This helps you retain the flow, and you can always keep it by your side to glance at. Even scripting it out with 1-2 sentence bullets is helpful. If you get asked a question or go down a rabbit hole, it’s nice to have this “script” to glance at to gather thoughts and bring the presentation back on track.

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