Fear of public speaking can strike even the most seasoned presenters. What are some things you can do to help you beat fear?
Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse
The better you know your material the more confident you will be.
Arrive early to your presentation
This allows you to meet some of the people you will be presenting to and ensure you have some friendly faces in the audience.
Take a few deep breaths, smile, laugh. If given the chance, go for a brisk walk or listen to your favorite music on the way to the meeting.
Speak and speak often
Take every opportunity made available to you to speak. The more you present in front of people the more at ease you will become with learning how you are reacting and how to manage those feelings.
How do you beat fear? Please share some of your best tips.