In my case, I always feel that I try to speak as much as I can during the presentation. But this is not the proper way. We need Oxygen at every moment. If we speak very fast our body does not get enough Oxygen and feels the stress. So, to be stress-free you can short breaks and breaths during your presentation. For example, you can fix that after speaking for 1 minute you will take a 2 to 3-second break. Deep breaths take out the stresses we accumulate in our brain and blood during stress time and thus reduces the possibility of becoming faint.
6. Practice in front of Friend/Colleague
Practice makes a man perfect. The practice may boost your confidence as well as may help you to identify the flaws you have. So, you can present in front of your friend or colleague before the presentation. This will certainly relieve some stress as your body, mind already faced that situation.
When your body been attacked by some Virus or Bacteria, your body prepares the necessary Antigen to block Virus or Bacteria, so that they become ineffective.
Practicing presentations in front of friends or colleagues is something similar to the above case. In this case, you are giving your mind a hint of what you are going to face. As your mind are prepared for presentation situation, most likely your nervousness, as well as mental stresses, will be reduced.
7. Keep a pen in Hand
Did you notice, during the presentation, we often feel awkward with our hands? Yes, it is a common problem and this happens as we do not know what we should with our hands. Some try to express feelings using hands or by doing some hand activities during the presentation which they do not know.
A probable solution to this problem could be keeping a pen in hand. Yes, keeping a pen can help you to keep busy your hands as well as can help you to express your feeling. Moreover, you can also take some notes, if you wish and if you need, if you have a pen in hand.
8. Self Video Analyzing
Before the presentation day, make a dummy presentation in front of a video camera. You can shoot the video using your phone camera or you can ask someone to shoot the video for you.
Analyze the video in detail to find your problems during the presentation. As you will know where you can do the errors and as you are prepared to face those errors, your nervousness will disappear for sure.
Making a presentation is not an easy task for a person who did not make it several times. Preparing yourself for the worst-case and being mentally strong could be one of the keys to managing the stress caused during public speaking like doing presentations.
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