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That's important for certain types of presentations, but it's more or less orthogonal to actual speaking/presentation skills.
I would say it is at an acute angle rather than orthogonal.
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I would say it is at an acute angle rather than orthogonal.
Now you're just being obtuse.
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Well played.
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It's pretty simple. If you need to be taught how to be professional which IMO is just common sense, then GTFO
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It's pretty simple. If you need to be taught how to be professional which IMO is just common sense, then GTFO
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KM may not be a troll, but is definitely a jerk. JMO, of course.
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Lol, do I need to bring up your epic meltdown from a week or two ago.
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When you've seen the nth person presenting the same exact slide set from the last x actuarial conferences you've been to.....


Anyway, there are different aspects of presentation skills. Knowing your material is not sufficient. It helps a lot, but actually practicing your presentation helps a great deal. You need to think through what may not be clear, be able to speak without too many disfluencies, and be able to adjust on-the-fly if a prior speaker ate into your time.
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It's pretty simple. If you need to be taught how to be professional which IMO is just common sense, then GTFO
"Common sense" actually has to be explicitly learned.

It's called experience.

And the only way to get experience is to just GO DO IT.

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