How to Avoid Stress When Delivering a Speech Or Presentation

You don’t have to feel unique and strange if you have stage fright when speaking in public. Happens to many. I was wrong, and not infrequently, even to me – this to take an example at hand:)

Over time, I was the main protagonist of public speaking scenes so embarrassing. So I will not tell them to you (but remember trembling voice, shirt stuck to skin, burning face?). Instead I will say how I started to treat me.

First aid I received was from a source very close at hand: TV. One night I watched Seinfeld. And what I hear? Jerry says that he made a survey of which is the thing which people fear most in life, proved that most Americans fear… speaking in public! and only a minority… say, dead! Comic conclusion: put yourself in the situation of a speech at a funeral, most would prefer to be in place of the dead, rather than in place of the priest.

And now here’s the first tip: Start your presentation with a little joke.The more your audience is stunned and more quiet, the more your blood pressure is higher. If you managed to snatch a reaction from the start, will give you courage, and will make the rest of the speech to flow more naturally. With humor and even self irony, you can use emotions in your favor, turning them into sympathy.

The second tip is related to the homework: the more is done more thoroughly, the more you will be easier to get through trial. Of course, there are those people “charismatic” that prepare the draft one night before.

Also on the training event, and also from personal experience, I can guarantee that drinking a glass of alcohol before will give you the strength to do what you want. Relax all your muscles and breathe several times. It’s a good exercise control. You learn to master the start.

During the speech itself, it is best to choose a position that involved a “shield” between you and the audience – a table, a gallery – will be good. If allowed, use your all helpful materials – projectors, files, notes.

If you have prepared thoroughly before you will also have the time under control. Maintain structure that you have proposed it, not digress and let the presentation to evolve as a building, brick by brick, and will be increasingly easier.