Today I’m talking about how to talk about things that aren’t of interest to you. Sometimes in communications media, you have to talk about things that don’t necessarily interest you. This is a problem for some people because they find it hard to talk with emotion about things they don’t really care about. This is a way to talk about those topics more effectively.
One way to address topics that don’t interest you is to once again, read thru or rehearse thru your presentation and find out what the important parts of the story are. Even if the story doesn’t interest you, you should still be able to find out what thoughts are important and the main ones. Once you do this, you will be able to figure out what needs to be addressed in your presentation with more emotion and what needs to be emphasised. Even if it doesn’t interest you, you may have to pretend it does a little bit when you get to the important parts. If you just can’t do that, just remember that even though it doesn’t interest you, it interests some people in your audience who really want to hear the story and especially the important parts. Thinking of them should help you.
What about you? Have you ever had to do a presentation on something that doesn’t interest you? What got you thru? Do you think this is helpful? Let me know in the comments.
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