Managing Stage Fright – Relaxation Techniques
Many people wonder about how not to be anxious when presenting. In fact, managing stage fright is the number one issue that people come to me for help. It has been said that public speaking is people's number one fear. If you experience anxiety you are in the majority.
So how do you deal with nervousness? Take a look at the following videos—they may be helpful in learning how to present without being anxious. This guide to relaxation can also be downloaded here. Relaxation_Techniques
You can manage your discomfort using these three simple techniques
- Positive self-talk: Try to reframe your anxiety by thinking of it as excitement. Tell yourself that you are a confident presenter. Using these techniques to reprogram your brain for success can lead to amazing results.
- Breathing: Three good abdominal breaths will lower your heart rate, decrease your blood pressure and bring oxygen to your brain.
- Muscle tensing and releasing is another great technique. Start with your toes by tightening them for five seconds and then releasing them. Continue up your body, tensing and releasing muscles.
You really don't need to be anxious when presenting. Try these simple techniques and let me know how it works for you. These three videos are a great way to start gaining confidence, or look at this article for extra help.
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