4 Nervousness is normal Public speaking makes most people nervous Consistently one of the top fears of the public2005 Gallup Poll42% terrified of public speaking28% scared of dying
5 “Given a choice, at a funeral most of us would rather be the one in the coffin than the one giving the eulogy” jerry Seinfeld
6 Answer these questions in your notes: Am I nervous about speaking in public?How will I deal with the nerves?
7 Dealing with nervousness Gain experiencePrepareThink positive/use power of visualizationKnow that most nervousness is not visibleDon’t expect to be perfect
8 tips for nervousness Be at your best physically/mentally Quietly tighten/relax legs or hands to help release adrenalineUse deep breathing before startingDevelop a strong introductionMake eye contactConcentrate on communicationUse visual aids--distract audience attention from you