STEP 7

Deliver Your Presentation Flawlessly

Overview

• Use techniques to steady your nerves.

• Open with a bang.

• Encourage participation with facilitation techniques.

Does the thought of giving your presentation immediately bring up feelings of stage fright, jitters, fretting, anxiety, and foreboding? If so, keep in mind that it is natural to be nervous before giving a presentation, whether you’re delivering your first presentation to the CEO, leading off the speeches at a corporate retreat, or presenting your research findings to your dissertation committee. A lot of this stems from our desire to be liked and fear of embarrassing ourselves. It can help to remind yourself that you are speaking to a group of individuals with different backgrounds ...

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