25 - Are You Nervous?
Are You Nervous ???
“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!
Must be perfect
Worst will happen
“I can’t do this” Self – fulfilling Prophecy
So what do I do???? Help me please…
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
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
3 segments of audience
Project your voice
Use visual helpmates (aids)
Get sleep – well rested
Watch other speakers
“Just Do It”