One of the Inverness Toastmaster members recently attended a training day and was subjected to several hours of Powerpoint presentations. Most of these were read out from the screen - very lazy presenting and frustrating for the audience. Some people read quickly, some people read slowly but most people can read so there is little need to read out everything on the slides to them.
A simple tip is to prepare your presentation and then have your speech notes separately. This enables speakers to use pictures to make their points which when combined with words is much more visible.
However, the title of this post is about sounding excited. Two of the speakers stood up to tell us how excited they were about working on a project. The only problem was their body language was very formal and stiff so they didn't look very excited and their tone was very flat and monotone infact so they definitely didn't sound excited.
So the point of this little reminder is to remind you that even when we are giving a presentation most of our communication is non verbal so it's no good to say you are excited, you must be and sound excited for your audience to believe you.