Join Laura Bergells for an in-depth discussion in this video Coping with anxiety, part of Public Speaking Foundations (2012).
Even though I speak in public all the time, I still feel nervous before…many, many presentations.…And I'm actually okay with that.…I know that pre-performance nerves are natural.…I also know that many of your favorite singers, actors, and other entertainers…get an attack of the jitters before their performances.…Ironically, accepting is the first step to handling anxiety.…Once you know that this is a natural part of performing, you gain confidence, and…the more confidence you develop, the less likely you are to be thrown.…
Until you gain more experience, you can work on improving your body posture.…Some on-stage body postures can actually make you feel more afraid, while others…can help you control your nerves.…One of the worst and unfortunately the most typical body postures for very…frightened speakers is this.…This posture signals fear, not just to your audience but to your own body.…It only makes your nerves much, much worse.…Instead, if you're feeling very nervous and you're new to public speaking, try…
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- Identifying your audience
- Developing credibility
- Introducing an agenda
- Exploring five strong opening techniques
- Developing great body language
- Understanding room dynamics
- Handling questions and answers
- Getting feedback<br><br>
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