It was at the time that the presentation was polished, formed and repeated. You 're on stage, scared. You 're on the stage. You can not open your mouth. You can not open your mouth. The heart beats like a drum, and the fight or flight is at its height.
How is this terrible paralysis to be overcome? The more normal we can make it feel, the less stressed it is. The 15 simple habits routine helps you rely on less anxiety and better preparation for every presentation.
15 Minutes to go: Walk towards your venue
Many studies have shown that light workouts activate the brain. Walking can improve verbal and spatial memories, for instance, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown.
A study in the Journal of Neuroscience at Princeton University shows that light exercise reduces fear. But what are you doing with this useful activity? The easiest workout you can do without equipment is to walk. So why don't you stay a little further and make sure you get a short walk before you get to the venue the next time you have a presentation?
14 Minutes to go: Have a sip of water
Whatever the beauty of your talk or the polishness of your presentation, it will distract your audience permanently – or worse than that, it will be unable to sound at all.
Attach a few mints to your package list and make sure they are in a bag near you. Ask for a water bottle on site or take it with you. These steps ensure that when the show rolls around you, your voice doesn't suddenly fail.
13 Minutes to go: Visit the restroom and groom yourself
Before a big presentation get into the habit of going to the bathroom. In addition to the obvious, there is another reason to do so. A visit to the toilet gives you an opportunity to look at your look in the mirror. Fear may make us vulnerable, even irrational, to serious doubts. Checking our overall appearance in a mirror can help us to make sure we look okay.
12 Minutes to go: Set up the technology at the earliest
There's nothing worse than a rush of fear when you're in a full meltdown in the computer.
Don't rely solely on the local technical team. Make sure your laptop is connected to a projector and how you can move between the various video and input modes and put your presentation in full-screen mode.
Take a couple of extra gadgets. You can stand further from the podium by a remote device. In case your software doesn't fit, you can use a USB stick with a backup of your presentation.
11 Minutes to go: Check the background of your desktop
You have no excuse for embarrassing yourself with your desktop background if you are already aware that you are presenting using your laptop.
Will it tell the audience a story you want to share? You have found a good way to crack ice, if it does, way to go. If your screen picture doesn't add anything to your presentation or even annoy your audience — as it happens most often — go for something from your computer's presets to save you any frustration.
10 Minutes to go: Make sure to practice the first minute of your speech
In presentations, the beginning is the most difficult element. In the first minute devoted to memory your presentation will support you at the most important moment.
"Research has shown that the level of anxiety of a speaker is decreasing significantly in the first 30 to 60 sec after a presentation," writes Stephen Lucas in The Art of Public Speaking.
You can continue with the hardest part of your presentation after memorizing the first 60 seconds. As those first moments pass and you live, stand and speak, your anxiety disappears and your faith grows.
9 Minutes to go: Small breathing exercise
Calming exercises and meditation can help control the fear of pre-presentation, but it makes little sense to slow down just before you step on stage when you need to deliver a high energy talk on stage.
Our recommendation is to concentrate more on your breathing. Fear stops us from naturally breathing. You will find your heart rate slowing down and you will feel less nervous about it. Focus on respiration profoundly.
8 Minutes to go: Get ready and stand up
A Harvard Business School study shows that how we perceive each other has an impact on our position. If we make our bodies small, we feel less, and so less persuasive on stage. We feel less strong. And because you need to be convincing, feeling big before the audience is much easier.
Standing can also cause your heart rate to increase, send more blood to the brain and strengthen the body's muscles. You are able to offer high-energy goods.
7 Minutes to go: Put a smile on your face
Your audience is going to represent your mood. You don't have to tell them you are nervous. You should really give yourself a different face. The easiest way to make the conversation happier is to smile. It signals that you welcome your audience, smiling is a universal symbol of openness and acceptability.Contaminating moods. Your smile makes your audience more comfortable.
6 Minutes to go: Start to interact with the audience
You have the opportunity to talk to your viewers personally if no one talks before and you're all set before the time of your presentation.
With only one or two of them, the abstract concept of "audience" is radically changed. We don't look like a hostile group anymore, just a group of people with names, personal experiences, needs and ambitions.
This adage is by Scott Berkun, the author of a public speaker's confessions, who points out how important it is to have friendly faces in the crowd.
5 Minutes to go: Appear confident, and stop feeling nervous
Your slideshow is about to begin and you're in your head rushed. Some aren't at all soothing. The good news is that those thoughts can not be seen by your audience.
You are the only person in your head, remember. Your audience knows nothing about your nervousness. You stand before them welcoming them, you speak with them, the equipment is in order, you smile. You won't know how you look inside yourself.
4 Minutes to go: Start controlling your audience
Continue to control your audience until fear starts to dominate you. Demand your opinions. You may ask for a hand display or ask for something easy, and just cry out. There is no point in fearing them if they follow simple "order" such as tweeting with the right hashtag or raises hands if they're newcomers.
3 Minutes to go: Avoid complaining in any situation
It's so hard to stay on this one, We’ll be honest. It is tempting to give in and complain when failures occur during a presentation. Your audience is based on a mistake, an error, an absence, something broken. You may know you presented on a particular projection method better, but you do not have to know that your audience. You must reflect on the advantage of your presentation and not on technological shortcomings or deficiencies.
2 Minutes to go: It's time to transform your anxiety into positive energy
Just let go. Let go. Don't block your anxiety. Don't block your fear. Enable your body and mind to circulate freely. It really isn't possible for you to control it completely. Yet you can do one thing — use your fear to drive you. In a study conducted by Alison Wood Brooks at Harvard Business School, the negative results of anxiety may be limited.
Indeed, this is a presentation and your patience and attention are required. Using your anxiety, then, to give more attention, attention and emphasis to yourself.
1 Minute to go: Forget about the minor details
There is a distinction between written and oral. During speaking sometimes mother tongues make certain minor errors. You do not think about it because it is usual. This is usual.
Concentrate on the big picture instead of worrying about little details. Be sure you cover all the basics and never mind the smaller holes throughout your talk. If they remain in the context of a great event, then you can remember these specifics.
Your host has shown you, your first slide is on your screen and you have all eyes on it. Fear strikes. Fear strikes. See it. See it. See it. Respond to this by saying a word — the word you start presenting. You've seen it and you know it from your bones. Mentally count to three and continue with the first minute of good practice. We hope that your next presentation, especially created with Edmodo Classroom would amaze your audience and raise your confidence to the next level.