f Breaking out of accepted norms – taking a chance on how you perform your communication can be risky but to help you determine acceptable risks you could practise your presentation by yourself or with a trusted colleague. Structure your delivery so that however you perform this, the message is clearly communicated and the point is made. f Divulging personal information or vulnerabilities – this can be useful when needing to give your presentation a personal aspect. It can put elements into context and can help the audience relate to you. Tell a story, or relay an experience. f Failing and learning from it – no communication is guaranteed; each party will have their own opinions and thoughts, and may have different motivations. Accept the occurrences that do not go to plan, understand why it did not work and use this knowledge to help you in your future communications and move on. f Incorporating humour – laughter is a great ice-breaker and relaxes participants. Use this where and when appropriate, but not all the time. Over- use is detrimental and can cause individuals to switch off, or it can dilute your message. f Taking a fun approach with a potentially serious audience – this could be hugely successful if the group respond positively and are receptive to interaction, or this could prove to be one of the most difficult challenges.
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