Test yourself on your Public Speaking Skills?
We have prepared a short quiz to test yourself on your Public Speaking Skills. If you complete the questionnaire, we will send you how well you scored and our suggestions in a private email.
1. What Do You Do With Your Hands While Speaking in Public?
Keep them perfectly still
I get nervous and fidgety
Enthusiastically move them around
2. How Do You Feel About Smiling during a speech?
I only smile when I’m happy
I only smile when I’m relaxed
I can force a smile when I’m nervous and that helps me to relax
I am confident and relaxed in front of an audience and smiling comes naturally
3. How Do You Remember What to Say during a Presentation?
Prompt cards with the main points for each topic
Everything is scripted word for word
Presentation slides have all the relevant information on them
Try to memorise it all
4. Can You Control Your Nerves on stage?
I struggle when I am in front of an audience
I am relaxed if I have prepared carefully
I born to speak in front of an audience, no problem at all
I get stage fright, but I’m okay once I get into it
5. How Do You Look When You Are Presenting to an Audience?
I tend to shake or sweat
I look nervous and my voice doesn’t sound natural
Even if I’m a bit worried, I don’t tend to let this show
I look nervous at first, but become more confident once I’ve got going
6. What is Your Presentation Style?
I read from my script and rarely make eye contact with the audience
I talk naturally about my subject and interact with the audience where appropriate
I deliver the presentation as I have practiced it, but can’t handle interruptions from the audience
The material speaks for itself
7. How Do You Keep Your Audience’s Attention?
I interact with the audience and vary the pace of my presentation
My material is interesting enough to keep people's attention regardless of how I present it
I stop talking once I think people are getting bored
I use sound effects and lots of different fonts and colours in my presentation materials
8. How Do You Use Humour in Your Presentations?
There is a joke on every slide. I want my audience to enjoy themselves
There is no humour at all. I want people to take me seriously
I use humour periodically to keep my audience relaxed and involved
I always start with a joke to get people’s attention
9. Choose the best statement for you;
A good presentation can jump around the slides with no specific order
A good presentation should follow the slides in order
Presentations should be very structured and linear which I can use it as prompter
Presentations should be freeform without rules and constraints
10. Choose the best statement for you;
The best presentation put the conclusion at the end after your arguments provided
The best presentations put the conclusion right at the beginning and then go back through the argument to prove the point
I prefer to offer guidance and advice rather than giving direction
I prefer to prove my point and give a specific direction for my audience to follow
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