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How Do You Handle Stage Fright?

by | Nov 6, 2018

Out of the mouth of babes…

Usually during a Speak For Yourself® Workshop I share the 15 ways to get a handle on your nerves when you give presentations.

Channeling your nerves from negative to positive can enhance your speeches…. and getting over-nervous is an issue with most of my clients.

Last week, during an all-day workshop with AdvoCare, I began our stage fright discussion with, “What helps you get your nerves under control?”

Their answers nailed it! It was a great way to start our conversation.

Here is their list… that can also benefit you when you speak to your clients, Board of Directors, EVPs, or even your Sunday School Class.

  • Do the “Superman” pose – do this stance before entering the room
  • Work out in the morning before your presentation
  • Think: ‘My presentation does not need to be perfect, it needs to be real’
  • Be prepared/over prepare
  • Change your mindset from “nervousness” to “excited”
  • Stay social to distract yourself of any nervousness
  • Do self-talk that’s positive and listen to good music

Thank you, AdvoCare, for a great day of learning together. All of you did a wonderful job and I look forward to working with you again.

Enjoy these pics of some confident speakers who share life changing messages around health and financial well being.  

© Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with decision makers on how to speak with gravitas. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Karen also speaks about her cousin, Albert Einstein, in a message about hope, resilience and brassieres.

Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog.

ps: Thanks, Sharif Sayed, for taking these notes on stage fright and sending me the pic!

#PresentationSkills #BusinessCommunication #OrganizationalCommunication

Karen Cortell Reisman, MS, Executive Communication Author & Speaker


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