Good practice tips Positive self talk e.g. ‘good enough’ Vary vocal style – 3 P’s Pace Power Pause Pitch Less is more Focus on positive listeners
Stress management Anxiety = high level of bodily arousal + negative self-defeating thoughts Instead, learn: 1.Physical relaxation 2.Breathing 3.Mini-pause
Presentation dynamics Past relationships Relationship with the Presentation or talk… Current relationships
Underlying dynamics Trying to please others Wanting to be the best Being a perfectionist Family /historic context for being successful Setting yourself impossible targets
Keeping perfectionism in check Set realistic and achievable goals Recognise your achievements Perfectionism is undesirable Experiment with standards for success Focus on the process not just the end result. Evaluate success – What did you accomplish? Could you enjoy the task? Imagine looking back – 2 hours/ 2 weeks later
Challenging negative thoughts Imagine them being tested in Court: Identify the negative thought Eg, my presentation will be terrible Ascertain the evidence ‘for’ and ‘against’ Ask if you are making a ‘thinking error’ Propose a more reasonable alternative thought
Thinking errors All or nothing thinking Discounting the positive/ tunnel vision only seeing the negative side of things Overgeneralizing because it happened in the past it will happen again in the future Believing a catastrophe will happen
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