Deploy THESE Tips to be a Presentation Badass

Christopher Balkaran
7 min readJul 29, 2022
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We’ve all been there: you open your inbox and find an ask from your boss. There’s a big stakeholder meeting and you are tasked to present. The questions begin flooding your mind.

Where do I begin? What will I say? How much time do I have? What will others think if I do a terrible job?

Outside these questions, you start thinking of your own limitations: maybe you struggle with public speaking, self-confidence or have massive anxiety when it comes to being the centre of attention.

Fear not! While I can’t help you with all the things that goes with presenting, these few tips will hopefully help you navigate the uncertain waters ahead.

Before I do, consider this: presentations are an opportunity for you more than your audience. Speaking before others can help crystalize your own knowledge, confront your anxieties and build self confidence. And trust me, no matter how it goes you will be better for it!

Tip 1: Don’t Take the Negativity Train.

You know that old saying, “attitude is everything”? Well, it certainly is true when it comes to presenting!



Christopher Balkaran

Christopher is a firm believer in balanced political discourse, which can lead to a better world. Creator of the Strong and Free Podcast.