Guess what? You are not alone at being
I will let you in on a little secret, it's
considered a normal reaction we humans all have. This is especially true when you are just
starting as a new trainer, and its you first time standing in the classroom in front of
your students, and watching all those faces looking back at you. We all have been there
and experienced those same nervous feeling. (writers comments; after nearly forty
years of teaching in some degree, people from all over the world on subjects from A to Z,
I still get nervous at the beginning of each new class, seminar, or presentation I am
conducting.) I do not care who you are, some just more nervous than others.
As trainers, we all have developed various
degree's of stage fright and
at times, even the most experienced trainers has too. Nevertheless, once you recognize
that being a little nervous when
your are asked to speak to others is a normal reaction, then you can also learn to use
that nervousness to your advantage too.
Learning to turn your nervous energy inward to
focus yourself on teaching a powerful dynamic class is really no great secret, once you
learn how, you'll never be the same person again. When you are asked to gave a
presentation, speech or teach to a group of people, your presentation skill will flow
naturally and comfortably.
How do you accomplished this? Well for now it
will have to remain Top Secret Information.
In the mean time you may find this information
helpful in controlling your nervousness before a presentation. The first step in
controlling your nervousness is a relatively simple task, you must know and understand
your subject material your about to present. Lack of knowledge and confidence about your
subject is a very hard thing to hide from your listeners, because it is easily
communicated by you during your presentation, thrust me, it really shows.
Keeping your confidence level in
"yourself" high is another big step in controlling your nervousness.
How can you do that, it's very simple and can
be accomplished with just one word practice.
Practice your presentation as much as
possible? As you rehearse your speech or presentation, a funny thing happens, you become
less nervous as your confidence level increases. It sounds simple huh? It can be if
you remember that being nervous is a normal human reaction, and you can control it, do not
let it control you.
I also find that using these methods helpful
at controlling some of my nervousness.
- Visualize the whole presentation in your mind.
- Go through each step of the presentation in
your mind much like reading a script.
- Make sure everything that you will use during
your presentation is ready and organized.
During the course we will work on more ways
for you to control your nervousness. From here, go to "Organize
Everything", or back to
"Your Presentation Skills"