26 Jun Manage your nervousness

Did you know that nervousness arises from being “stuck” in first position? In other words nervousness results from being too self-focussed. That means that a nervous presenter is generally presenting from first position and is typically plunging right back into past negative memories and panic when they speak in public.

If this sounds like you, a positive step toward reducing anxiety when presenting is to present from Third Position (the helicopter view).  This means you would be experiencing the presentation not just from your own frightened state, but also from the audience perspective as well.  Remember ‘it’s not about me, it’s all about the audience’.