One Hidden Trick to Calm Your CRIPPLING Anxiety Before a Speech or PresentationAug 06, 2023
Public speaking can be nerve-wracking for most people. Whether you're presenting to a small team or speaking in front of a large audience, the anxiety that comes with it can be crippling. It's perfectly normal to feel nervous before a presentation, but if you find yourself paralyzed with anxiety, it's time to take action. In this blog post, we'll discuss one simple trick that can help you calm your crippling anxiety before a speech or presentation, allowing you to deliver your best performance.
The trick is rather simple, but it requires a change in mindset. Instead of worrying about what other people think about your performance, focus on delivering value to your audience. Instead of aiming to please everyone, focus on providing value to those who are listening to you.
If you're giving a speech or presentation, your audience is there to hear what you have to say. They want to learn from you and be inspired. Don't worry about impressing them with your speaking skills or your wit, focus on delivering value to them. If you're providing value, your audience will appreciate it, and your anxiety will naturally dissipate.
Another way to shift your focus from your anxiety to your value delivery is to remind yourself of your purpose. Why are you giving this speech or presentation in the first place? What do you hope to achieve by doing so? Reminding yourself of your purpose will help you stay grounded and focused on your message.
Another useful trick to calm your anxiety is to practice visualization. Take a few moments to visualize yourself delivering your speech or presentation with confidence and ease. Imagine yourself connecting with your audience and delivering your message effectively. This visualization technique can help you calm your nerves and build your confidence.
Remember that anxiety is a normal response to stress, and everyone experiences it to some degree. But with a little practice and mindset shift, you can overcome your anxiety and deliver a powerful presentation or speech.
Public speaking is a skill that can be mastered with practice. Even the most experienced speakers experience anxiety before a speech or presentation. But by shifting your focus from your anxiety to your value delivery, you can calm your nerves and deliver your best performance. Remember to focus on providing value to your audience, remind yourself of your purpose, visualize success, and practice. With these tricks, you'll soon find that public speaking can be a fun and rewarding experience. If you'd like to take your public speaking skills to the next level, I invite you to sign up for my public speaking and presentation master class called ACE Your Public Speaking. There's a limited time discount available, so don't miss out. CLICK here to get started now!
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