The one emotion we can experience in the lead up to delivering a presentation is some level of public speaking anxiety.
When you are attending meetings, have you ever paid careful attention to any of the speakers?
Maybe you have noticed how they always look so confident?
How they seem so relaxed before they deliver their presentation?
How it is just us who experiences public speaking anxiety?
When faced with what can seem like a stressful situation, it is easy to feel stressed and imagine how everything will go wrong.
Take a moment to think about what you are anxious about and the actual source of the stress you are feeling.
Create a list of anything that is causing you any anxiety.
Once you know the actual sources of the anxiety you are feeling about speaking, look to which ones you can take immediate action on to remove.
If you are unsure a meeting room is booked, call the booking team to confirm.
Will you need a projector for your presentation?
Speak with the AV team to establish a projector will be available on the day.
Concerned your colleagues may not remember to attend the meeting?
Send an email meeting reminder.
Taking action on the sources of anxiety that you can control and removing them will help you to feel more composed for your presentation.
About the Author
Andy O'Sullivan is an international bestselling author of 5 books on public speaking, pitching and presenting. Andy is a speaker and educator on the subject of how to survive and thrive in the business world with effective public speaking, pitching and presentation skills.
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