- Fake it till you—make it. Don’t focus on nervousness, such as hands shaking or dry mouth. Focus on task at hand providing compelling information and meeting audience need’s expectations.
- Be enthusiastic and passionate about your topic and ideas. Ask the question—Does this speech have a SOO (significant overriding objective) that meets the audience WIIFM question: What is in it for me to listen.. How can I make the point stick and make it concrete, useful and memorable?
- Take a positive “visualization trip” let your imagination run freely for 5-10 minutes. See yourself succeeding and audience clapping.
- Risk self-disclosing by telling stories and providing examples from your life
- The best teacher for learning presentations is presenting or speaking itself. When combined with specific behavioral modeling and meaningful feedback “practice can make perfect”.
- Make message concise focus on the 20% that can make a difference and leave the fluff home. Challenge your self by presenting concepts that follow the 80/20 rule.
- Stop-Think Smart-Choose technique—that says that 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts. Try to figure out what priorities you want to spend your time and energy on—your 20%; then choose at least three HIGH PAYOFF topics that meet or exceed audience expectations.
- Learn to Relax—Use that shot of adrenaline to eliminate self-doubt, judgment and need to be