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25 - Are You Nervous?

Are You Nervous ???

Use it…

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…You must do the thing you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Why do I feel this way????  What is going on???


  • Apprehension and anxiety

  • Physiological reaction to adrenalin

    Helps you to think and react quickly

  • It’s inside you… Don’t tell them!

  • Irrational Beliefs

    Must be perfect

    Worst will happen

    “I can’t do this” Self – fulfilling Prophecy

So what do I do????  Help me please…

  • Be prepared

  • Practice your presentation

  • Realize people want you to succeed

  • You are the reason they are there

  • Concentrate on the message not the medium

  • Be audience centered – Talk with them

  • Channel it into…




    Move – use planned gestures

  • Give attention to Introduction/Conclusion

  • Repetition

  • Visualize you doing well – Positive

    Know what to expect

    Analyze the audience, setting, and event

    ASK – Who, what, where, when, why, how

    Prepare for possible questions

  • Eye Contact

    3 segments of audience

  • Project your voice

  • Use visual helpmates (aids)

  • Get sleep – well rested

  • No caffeine

  • Use H2O

  • Watch other speakers

  • Gain experience

    “Just Do It”

Prepare – Practice – Practice – Practice

25 - Are You Nervous?
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