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Antony Maina is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. His beat includes social media, general business reporting and exploring how people relate to technology. With a background in freelance writing, he is a contributor to other tech websites and can be found at Word4Bloggers.
Practice can really help. I have done this before and it helped me know what to say when I run out of words. Sure, it doesn’t eliminate the nervousness but it can help.
Great article Antony. 3 suggestions I will add is:
1. When you arrive early is stand by the sign in table or where the guests come in. Introduce yourself to as many as you can. This will allow you to make a personal connection before you hit the stage.
2. Also sit at the far corners of the room to see if the audience can see or hear you from those spots.
3. Get to know the event staff from the audio person to the servers. Make friends with them. You don’t want the servers banging trays around during your presentation.
I second the ‘breathe’ advice! Focusing on taking a breath allows you to pause and mentally gather yourself.
And look into Toastmasters. It changed my life (and killed my fear of public speaking.)
Hi! I am a magician (that is quite an odd job for a girl) and I have had stage fright since I can remember. I decided to follow Steve Allen’s method and one month later I feel really confident =)
That is what worked for me because it is easy and goes to the point, guiding you. But any method that suits you will do. The thing is that you must pick a method that makes you read AND take action!
You can find the one I used here https://showbizcoachblog.wordpress.com/portfolio/how-to-beat-stage-fright/
But I believe any of the methods that exist will do if you go through it seriously!
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“Visualize the Outcome” doesn’t help when you have anxiety
It takes practice, but I’ve found it does help me. But you really have to get fear out of your mind by replacing it with a positive vision of a good outcome. 🙂