What if I completely blank out during my presentation? This is understandably one of the most common fears associated with presentation anxiety. No one enjoys standing in front of an audience only to have his or her brain freeze up. But why exactly does this phenomenon happen, and what should you do … [Read more...] about What If I Blank Out While Presenting?
In the first part of this two-part discussion on how to deal with presentation anxiety, I discussed some strategies you can employ in the weeks before presenting, things that you can work on to reduce your presentation anxiety even if you don't have an upcoming speech. In this part, we’ll look at … [Read more...] about Strategies For Coping With Presentation Anxiety: Part 2
Speech anxiety is no joke; it is a very real fear for about 40% of people. In this two-part series, we’ll address some strategies you can use to reduce and manage your presentation anxiety. We will break the strategies into two stages, what you can do to reduce anxiety before you speak and what you … [Read more...] about Strategies For Coping With Presentation Anxiety: Part 1
Thousands of presentations later and I still get that pit in my stomach every time I step on stage to present. Though I wish I could say after a while it just goes away the reality is that presentation anxiety is an emotion most great presenters experience. I would argue it is completely normal for … [Read more...] about Harnessing Presentation Anxiety