Generally, people tend to be nervous whenever they are stepping into the stage to present ideas/product in front of audiences. Not only for those who are rarely present, but those who are already famous enough sometimes also facing this kind of unpleasant feeling.
Then the question is, how do we overcome nervous? DoctorSlide provides the following set of tips to help you become more confident and nervous-free when presentation begins!
1. Master your Presentation Materials
It is important to remember that you are required to master your presentation materials, including backgrounds on the concepts you will describe. Mastering content can be defined as knowing deeply about what you are going to explain. It certainly will reduce nervous feeling that sometimes comes from fear of not being able to answer questions / debate from the audience.
2. Train Yourself Before D-Day
Make sure you also at least do "rehearsal" before the D day. It can be done with quick practice in front of the mirror or among friends who can provide constructive feedback for you. This practice can help you discover what might need to be enhanced, for example: too fast in delivering content or too difficult terms.
3. Design Your Presentation Beautifully
Like it or not, your audience will "judge" you from the slide design of your presentation. Usually when the presentation looks pretty heavy and full of words, then audience will have quick stereotype about you that "this presenter is too serious and will tend to be boring". Assess the design of your present presentation and you can always seek professional assistant from a presentation design specialist like DoctorSlide.com.
4. "Get Into" your Audience
You can always ask short questions or surveys that can provoke two-way conversation (or at least a response). Get to know the general profile of your audience so that it can be easier to make an "ice breaking" and related question. Don't make distance between you and audience, try to bring it closer.
5. Clear and Hear-able Voice
One thing for sure, you can turn off the nervous feeling by having clear voice. Psychically, you will feel yourself having complete control over the room. It's surely different with shouting, a clear voice interpreted as a voice that can be hear clearly and understandable. Maximize the function of the microphone that can help your voice sound clearer. Avoid using confusing terms, even if you do have to use certain terms, make sure you give a brief explanation of the context of the term.
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