Overcoming presentation fear

by ltconsulting on July 11, 2011

Our presentation courses are planned to significantly improve presentation skills to allow delegates of all levels to be able to make powerful presentations.  The presentation seminars that we provide are packed full of presentation tips and techniques that demonstrate strategies which will show delegates how to reduce nerves in presentations and to allow them to present confidently when presenting to clients or colleagues. Our presentation skills workshops are designed not just to show delegates how to make a simple presentation: they are designed to show delegates how to create a successful presentation also maximising the applications of PowerPoint to make great presentationsPresentation training will allow delegates to build on their presenting skills; make better presentations; enjoy making presentations and teach delegates how to present successfully.  Delegates who have taken our Presentation Courses have expressed how much they enjoyed the variety in our presentation skills training and now feel confident to present in any situation.

Techniques for releasing presentation nerves

Breathe and relax

Take three deep breaths from your stomach, imagine the air you take in is positive energy and the exhaled air is negative energy. Hold your hand in front of your mouth and concentrate on keeping the exhaled air hot.

Visualisation

Picture the audience reaction after you have finished speaking: see them on their feet, hear the applause and the cheering, feel the warmth of feeling they hold for you, you can almost smell the success as you shake hands with your admiring followers.

Keep imagining your presentation going well

More tips for overcoming the fear of public speaking

  • Use involvement techniques (participation).
  • Learn participants’ names and use them.
  • Establish your credibility early by stating your experience, qualifications, successes etc.
  • Use eye contact to establish rapport.
  • Anticipate potential problems and check in advance the facilities and audio visual equipment.
  • Obtain information about the audience in advance
  • Manage your appearance (dress comfortably and appropriately)
  • Use your own style (don’t imitate someone else)
  • Assume the audience are on your side
  • Introduce yourself to the group in advance (via a social context).
  • Practice your responses to tough questions

Excellent presentation skills give you a platform to demonstrate your sales skills, leadership qualities, communication skills, influencing abilities and promotion potential. Our objective over the two days is to teach you the skills and techniques that will give you both the confidence and competence to enjoy making presentations in all situations. We will be giving action points to sharpen your image; reduce nerves; allow you to appear both confident and competent and increase your credibility in the eyes of colleagues and clients.

PowerPoint presentation skills, Advanced Presentation skills and Presentation skills are three of the courses trained by Total Success Training, a training consultancy specialising in communication training and management skills in London and throughout the UK. Other related courses include sales presentation skills, training the trainer, assertiveness skills, selling skills, negotiation skills and communication skills for managers. Click here if you need more information regarding presentation skills course information or contact Total Success who will be delighted to talk to you via e-mail.

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