Dry mouth, knock knees, a quavering voice: pre-performance nerves are natural. Many of your favorite actors, musicians, and other professionals experience the butterflies before a performance. Explore techniques to cope with any performance anxiety you may feel.
- I'm going to let you in on a little secret.…Even though I speak in public a lot,…I still feel nervous before 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 jitters…before their performances.…Upset stomach, butterflies, knock knees,…feeling flush, dry mouth,…they're all natural phenomenon and really common.…
Self-awareness techniques like meditation and mindfulness…have helped me and many others…manage pre-performance anxiety.…I highly recommend practicing self-awareness techniques…every day to help you manage all kinds of stress.…But until you develop a strong mindfulness practice,…let's focus our attention on two quick tips…that can help you in the here and now.…First, one of the easiest things you can do…to calm your nerves is to show up early…and meet some people in your audience.…Get to know them as individuals,…share a few stories.…
When you do, you'll start to forge a bond with them.…
- Describe the components of a great presentation.
- Identify your audience.
- Explain the main objective in a persuasive presentation.
- List basic vocal warm-up tips.
- Manage pre-performance anxiety.
- Identify effective ways to introduce your agenda.
- Describe common opening mistakes.
- Demonstrate effective body language.
- Identify indicators of helpful feedback.