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Some attitudes / feelings can distract us when we want to start a presentation session. Be aware of the following things that you must avoid or overcome in accordance to make a successful presentation!

Excessive Worry

Sometimes we do think too much (especially negative sides) while the fact is those things won't be as negative as you think. For example, we tend to worry whether the audience will be disappointed with our presentation. In fact, it is not going to be that way though if you have prepared well. Audience will be disappointed if you don't meet their expectation such as provide clear and precise information. Therefore, focus yourself on the topic you want to explain and try to communicate it as clear as possible, rather than focusing on worry feelings that just ruin your mood. Remember, if you are letting yourself with this excessive worry, it just limit you from getting proper confidence level. Make things work with worry-less.


It is common that nervous becomes general attitude that can suddenly hit us before coming to the stage. However, you still need to make an effort in overcome the nervous. Believe in your ability. Same rule applies here, which is you need to boost your own  confidence. Believe that the audience has spare their time to listen to you because they trust your ability and all of the result is now on your hand. If you are sure the entire series of presentations will run smoothly, then audience will pretty sure feel the same way.

Finger Pointing at the Audience

Whether you realize it or not, sometimes the presenter unconsciously 'talk' using a body language to audience. It can be proper or wrong. For instance, the act of our finger to point out audience by direct pointing will cause "hard" feeling. Even if you just want to point out a participant when he/she throws question or if you just want to select a random audience. Instead you can use hand with all fingers open up as more proper gesture (as shown below).

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