Articles on ‘Presentation Nerves’

How to Overcome Presentation Nerves

We’re now going to look at anything that might stop you being confident in your presentation. ie those nerves that can kick in the minute you start to think about having to present.

Its important to think about why people get nervous and the effects nerves can have on you when you present. There are all sorts of symptoms that can be created through nerves.  And sometimes they can manifest themselves quite a lot when people present.

So the more you are aware of them and aware of the fact that its quite normal to feel nervous then the more that you can actually start to overcome them. Read more »

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Breathing Techniques to Overcome Presentation Nerves

Almost everbody starting out having to present at work feels very nervous about the prospect.  A few just get on with it and slowly build up their confidence and ability through hard experience.

Many however try and put things off as long as possible or end up experiencing one or more of the very common symptoms of presentation nerves –  which they might well describe as:- Read more »

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43 Reasons for Not Giving a Presentation at Work

We recently asked people who hate presenting what excuses they have used to avoid giving a presentation at work.  The list below is a just a sample of their responses.

My favourite is the last one!

Have you avoided presenting at work before?  What excuse did you use?  And have you ever regretted avoiding not giving presentations at work?

Here’s their list of excuses:- Read more »

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How to overcome the fear of presenting

If like many people in employment today you have a fear of presenting it’s more than likely that this fear and anxiety is holding back your career.

Lots of people just shy away from the issue and never get to the stage where they have the skills to give a presentation confidently. At most they are happy to “just survive” the experience of a team presentation and never really get to realise their true potential at work.

If you have a few colleagues like this then you also have the opportunity to overtake them in the career ladder, if you can sort out your own presentation skills. Read more »

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