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Drinking room temperature water is an important part of effective public speaking, even if it is for a web presentation. As you continue with your web presentation, you will need something close by to keep your throat from becoming dry and causing your voice to change abruptly.
Drinks that should be avoided during your web presentation include:
- Cold water because it can cause the muscles of your throat to tighten.
- Soda because it can cause you to belch.
- Milk because it can cause excess mucus buildup in the throat.
- Alcohol because it can cause you to forget your memorized web presentation or cause you to blur your words if too much is consumed.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|