I have to give a presentation tomorrow for class (yes, I have class on Saturday) and I’m so nervous. What can I do to ease my anxiety? I’ve done group presentations before and been nervous and did fine, but this is an individual presentation, so I’m even more nervous. Any suggestions to help calm me down and feel confident about my presentation?
Practice your speech over and over again so that you know what you’re gonna say. Practice speaking in the mirror when your at home so that will build confidence. Keep doing that until you feel comfortable. Take deep breaths tomorrow before you start to speak and never let the audience know you are nervous. Make sure you look at people when you speak or you could pick the back wall to look at and look at that when you are giving your presentation. Just remember to get a lot of rest and eat a good breakfast in the morning. You will do fine as long as you know and practice what you are saying. Pretend like there is no one in the class when you speak and picture yourself speaking to your friends about something. Good luck hope this helps. I’m a very shy person but when it was time for me to give an oral presentation to the class I looked up at everyone and pretended to act like I was confident and it worked. I got and A on my assignment and I was so happy. The teacher wrote that I made excellent eye contact. Take deep breaths and drink a little water before your speech so your throat is clear. Good luck you will do fine:)
on: 12th October 08