Presentation Skills Training – Dealing with Nerves
Dealing with nerves when it comes to presentation skills can be something we all can suffer with. So here are 5 tips to help you deal with nerves.
1 – Chat to your friend. Don’t present to a crowd, or a camera, instead imagine you are talking to your friend – the one who brings out the best in you.
2 – Your presentation is your gift – your present. People love to learn so be excited to share with them your knowledge or idea.
3 – Rehearse – so you get comfortable. And always learn your intro so you get off to a good start.
4 – Find somewhere early in the presentation where you can take a breath. Asking your audience a question for example.
5 – The power pose. It works for me every time. Before you do your presentation stand up, and hold a ‘power pose’ – a pose that makes you feel powerful. And you may find it will take your brain into a positive space.