This is a much younger me on a stage singing and dancing in a musical. Honestly, this was so long ago I can’t recall which one. Maybe How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying or The Music Man? That 17 year old was almost paralyzed by stage fright. Not when we would rehearse — […]
Too many presenters leave slides or visual aids on the screen when they’re no longer being used. That’s a missed opportunity to connect with your audience. When you’re facilitating discussions (or answering questions after a presentation) it’s best to stop screen sharing so you can see your audience better — and so they can see
If so, you’re not alone. In fact, a fear of public speaking affects anywhere from 40 to 75 percent of the population, depending on what studies you look at. There’s even a medical term for it: glossophobia. Here are some tips that will help: And finally, remember that being nervous is actually a good thing.
With all the interactions we have with one another each day, it’s not realistic to think that every one of them can be perfect. You’re not perfect, your team isn’t perfect, and you know what? That’s okay. When we put on the pressure for things to be just right or for everything to work out
I don’t typically read from a script when I present. Often I will have some bullets for reference in front of me to remind me of my key points, and I’m pretty comfortable speaking without a script as long as I’m comfortable with my material. Many of my clients do the same. However, there are