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The Five Laws of Presentation

Laws of Presentation. To be a Successful Speaker, these are Not Optional!

Laws To be successful in anything, there are Very Specific Laws that apply.  These are not suggestions!  The Public Speaking / Presentation World is no exception.

The following Five Laws of Presentation  are essential if a high quality presentation is the goal.

Read them – Study them – Apply them!

  1. Know your “Stuff!”

  2. Really know your material.

  3. Continually study and keep abreast of the latest information.

  4. Read books and blogs on the subject.

  5. Set up google alerts for specifics that will help you stay up to date.

  6. Strive to be the expert on the subject.

  7. Know how to Present.

  8. Be proficient with all the Components, Parts and Elements of a great presentation.

  9. Have great content and use all the verbal and nonverbal communication skills available to deliver your presentation.

  10. Remember: Delivery trumps Content – NonVerbal Communication trumps Verbal Communication and Everything must be in sync!

  11. If you use slides, use high quality, universally understood images. Use very little text and make frequent use of the “B – Blank Screen” button.

  12. Be Audience Centered.

  13. It’s all about the Audience.  The presentation is not about the speaker!

  14. If you take your focus off the audience and place it on you, things can go bad, really bad.

  15. This is one of the Key Laws for presenters.  Doing it results in better presentations and lessens the Fear of Public Speaking.

  16. Practice – Practice – Practice

  17. Practice makes perfect – No!

  18. Perfect practice makes perfect – No such thing!

  19. “The Road to Perfection never ends!”This should be your mantra!

  20. A good rule of thumb for practicing is one hour for each minute of presentation.  That’s the minimum amount of time that should be invested!

  21. Steve Jobs, who was the consummate presenter, would practice weeks on a 90 minute keynote presentation.

  22. Speak! – Speak! – Speak!

  23. Watching others, studying, meditating, listening and practicing are all good, but, the only way to really become a great speaker is to SPEAK!

  24. Speak as often as you can and wherever you can.  Every presentation is an opportunity to learn something and improve.

  25. Don’t wait for speaking opportunities to come to you; seek them out!

If your goal is to be a great presenter: •  Follow these laws. •  Don’t deviate from them.

Do that, and my prediction is this: Your next presentation will be absolutely, positively – No Sweat!”

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About the Author Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and “NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.

They do this because they know: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

They also know: We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!



  1. Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking with – NO SWEAT!

  2. Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities.

  3. We are All Self-Employed!

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