When doing a
presentation in front of many people or people of high posts in a company, it is
understandable for you to feel nervous. You might look good with your chosen
attire, but you are a mess inside.
It is normal to
feel that way. Anyone who is not used to public speaking and presentation will
also have the same reaction. However, you cannot let anyone know about it. Calm
your nerves and appear confident. These are some
tips to help you.
Look at people in the eyes
would tell you to look at a straight line without necessarily looking at
anyone’s eyes if you are nervous. It allows you to avoid seeing people’s
reactions. It might be effective, but it also shows you did not connect with
the audience. If you want to feel confident, you need to see people in the
eyes. Look at how they react to what you say. Sometimes, a nod or a smile can
encourage you to perform better.
what will happen after
You worry now
because of everything that is going on. It helps if you picture out what will happen
once the presentation is over. Think about how your success could also spell
for the entire business. Imagine yourself being congratulated by
your colleagues, even those who doubted you will make it. If you want that to
happen in reality, you need to push harder and do your best during the
worry about being humiliated because they did not prepare well for their
presentation. If you want to avoid that feeling, you need to research well.
Make sure that you take your time to read the details of your presentation.
Prepare for possible questions. When you can respond to inquiries without
looking at your reference, it means that nothing can stop you.
important ideas on your notes
When you use a
guide to deliver
the information, you need to highlight the ideas that you think are
crucial. If there are questions coming from the audience, they will most likely
be from those points you highlighted. It is easy to refer to it when you know
where to find the idea in your notes.
everyone in the room is pretentious
worrying that people will question you and make you feel like your ideas are
worthless. The truth is that a lot of them also have no idea what they are
doing. They pretend to be experts when they are not. Therefore, it helps if you
think that the people there are dumb to prevent
you from getting nervous. Besides, it is not a competition. You also
do not have the entire day to interrogate you. Just respond in the best way you
can and move on.
With these tips,
you can cover your fear and show that you are an expert.
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