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How to Sound Confident while giving a Presentation ? Let’s know the Tricks to Ace your Presentation !
- May 26, 2022
- Posted by: wertvoll
- Category: presentation
You have to give a big, important presentation in just 15 minutes. Your heart is racing, your palms are damp–you’re starting to panic.
It’s completely normal. In fact, most speakers, beginners and veterans alike, readily admit to feeling nervous in the moments leading up to a big speech or presentation.
“The adrenaline surge can fuel your body with the energy and enthusiasm necessary for a great performance,” she explains.
Whether you’re stepping to the front of the room to speak to just a few people, or making a grand entrance in a ballroom to address thousands, here are 5 ways to effectively use the moments before you present to prepare your body and mind for peak performance:
5 Tips to Ace your Presentation
1. Talk positively to yourself.
Claim your success before you begin, Price says.
“Let’s learn from the experts in sports psychology. They’ve proven that an athlete’s positive self-talk prior to and during a performance consistently creates a higher win rate,” she explains.
2. Use the restroom.
“First thing’s first,” Price says. “Needing the toilet when you wouldn’t normally ‘have to go’ is a common reaction to anxiety and pre-speech jitters. Why take chances? Plan ahead and use the restroom in the moments prior to going on stage.”
3. Strike a power pose.
Take advantage of your alone time in the bathroom to strike what Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy dubbed a power pose.
4. Exercise lightly.
Do some light stretching, a few knee-bends, or take a brisk walk down the hall and back to send more oxygen to the brain and reduce tension, Price suggests.
5. Take several deep belly breaths.
Since anxiety tightens the muscles in the chest and throat, it’s important to diminish that restricting effect with deep inhalations, Price explains.
Don’t underestimate the power of a long, slow, deep breath. “It maximizes the amount of oxygen that flows to the lungs and brain; interrupts the adrenalin-pumping ‘fight or flight’ response; and triggers the body’s normal relaxation response,” she says. In the moments leading up to your presentation, breathe deeply and deliberately.