What to do when your nervous about public speaking...

 

'I've not done this in nearly two years....I'm super nervous about speaking'  was the phrase shared with me at a charity event I attended, whereby several employees were giving an update to donors. 

I get it - Despite having spoken infront of audiences multiple times, it has been difficult for some to rebuild confidence after two years where events like this just didn't happen. 

I've always felt that nervousness is a strange emotion / reaction. We're nervous about things going wrong, stumbling our words, making a fool of ourselves, forgetting lines or being super boring to the audience. Yet, the cause of many of those concerns, is the nervousness itself.  

When we are nervous;

- We stop thinking properly ahead of the presentation and so perhaps causes something to go wrong. 

- We stumble over our words because our mind is focusing on the fear of an audience. 

- We might make a fool of ourselves by not watching our...

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