Posts Tagged ‘speeches’

How to handle those public speaking nerves

December 3, 2007

Tips for handling nerves when speaking in public.

  1. Breathe, this is the number one thing new presenters forget to do and then they run out of breath.
  2. Practice relaxation techniques.
  3. Visualise yourself succeeding, the brain cannnot tell the difference between reality and visualisation.
  4. Keep talk to yourself positive, you will give a great presentation.
  5. The audience wants you to succeed, nobody goes to a presentation expecting you to fail.
  6. Choose one friendly face and talk to them, then move onto the next friendly face.
  7. Be prepared, an audience can tell if you are not prepared
  8. Practice, Practice, Practice
  9. Be yourself
  10. Most importantly, have fun and the audience will have fun with you.
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