I doubt if you’ll read all of these doubts –
especially the last one!
I doubt if they’ll be interested in anything I have to say.
I doubt if practicing would make a difference.
I doubt if reading books and blogs on public speaking
would help me improve my presentations.
I doubt if video taping my presentation would help me improve my delivery.
I doubt if having a digital recorder to capture ideas is worth the investment.
I doubt if joining Toastmasters is a good idea.
I doubt if asking people for feedback would help me.
I doubt if delivery really trumps content.
I doubt if non-verbal communication trumps verbal communication.
I doubt if using pauses in a presentation can have an effect.
I doubt if a smile really is universal.
I doubt if a strong opening and strong closing are really necessary.
I doubt if repetition really reinforces a message.
I doubt if using props would help the audience GET IT.
I doubt if the body language and facial expressions of the audience really give me feedback.
I doubt if my body language matters in my presentation.
I doubt if Q&A should be before the conclusion of my talk.
I doubt if I should redo those slides.
I doubt if using industry buzz words and acronyms really hurts my presentation.
I doubt if I should be supplying the text and use images rather than bullet points in my slides.
I doubt if high quality images are better than cheap clip art.
I doubt if ‘blanking’ the screen really takes the focus off the screen and onto me.
I doubt if refreshing my speech would make it better.
I doubt if writing my own introduction is better than just handing my bio to the emcee.
I doubt if arriving early to met and greet people as they arrive would ease my fear of public speaking.
I doubt if mind mapping is a tool I could use to develop, practice and deliver a speech.
I doubt if speaking really gives me credibility and would help my career.
I doubt if I really need to study all the elements of verbal and non-verbal communication.
I doubt if blogging regularly would help my speaking.
Finally, I doubt if you have any doubts. Do you?
If so, please comment.