When you’re making a presentation or public speaking, you’re going to tend to charge through it.
It’s understandable. Cortisol and adrenaline are flooding your body. You’re anxious. You don’t want to blow it. Your heart pumps. Your skin flush. Your palms sweat.
Rushing through your presentation or speech won’t ensure it’s understood, even less appreciated. The audience will find it hard to keep up and make sense of it all. It’s a waste of everyone’s time.
When public speaking or presenting, pause frequently. Pause before you say something in a new way, pause after you’ve said something important.
And pause as a relief to let the audience absorb details.