15 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation Practice. 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 before a presentation?
Your audience doesn’t have to know you’re shaking on the inside. It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in.
How do I calm my nerves?
Here are some helpful, actionable tips you can try the next time you need to calm down. Admit that you’re anxious or angry. Challenge your thoughts. Release the anxiety or anger. Visualize yourself calm. Think it through. Listen to music. Change your focus.
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.