Banish public speaking nerves and present with confidence. Naturally, you’ll want to rehearse your presentation multiple times. Transform Nervous Energy Into Enthusiasm. Attend Other Speeches. Adjust to Your Surroundings. Meet and Greet. Use Positive Visualization. Take Deep Breaths.
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Why do I get anxiety when presenting?
Experiencing speech anxiety is normal. Nearly everyone gets nervous when they have to give a speech or a presentation, even experienced speakers. The speakers that look relaxed and confident have simply learned how to handle their anxiety and use it to enhance their performance.
How do I stop my voice from shaking when presenting?
The short-term solution to shaking voice when presenting Slowly breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds. Next, hold your breath for 4 seconds (if comfortable) Breathe out through your mouth for 4 seconds. Hold your breath for 4 seconds. Repeat this process twice more.
How do you slow down when public speaking?
Learn to pause frequently, every 6-8 words, to replenish your breath. You’ll feel relaxed, sound deliberate and strong, and slow down without even thinking about it. Relaxing your jaw and opening your mouth will naturally slow down your speech. If you’re a fast talker you can’t open your mouth very far.
How common is public speaking anxiety?
The fear of public speaking is the most common phobia ahead of death, spiders, or heights. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, affects about 73% of the population. The underlying fear is judgment or negative evaluation by others.