While thinking about speaking in public to deliver a presentation, what are the thoughts that usually come to mind?
The kind of thoughts that I used to have and today, most of my clients experience when ever they think about speaking in public is a whole series of ‘what if’ questions.
These may be questions such as: -
- What if I look silly?
- What if I forget my words?
- What if they know more than me?
Maybe you ask yourself some questions like this when it comes to speaking in public?
As you look at this list, do you see what these questions all have in common?
They are all about you!
Here is something that will help you to feel less anxious when thinking about your presentation.
Move your focus worrying to serving your audience.
When you focus your attention on how you can help and serve the people listening to your presentation, you will instantly feel calmer and less nervous when thinking about 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.