Nerves

How to be more confident – dismiss your demons

Public speaking can certainly be daunting.  When faced with such an opportunity, it is tempting to give in to the words of our inner demons who tell us to say “I can’t” or “I won’t”. Recently I had the pleasure of working with a group of young adults who were coming to the end of…

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Dynamic Presentation Skills Training – Hampshire – 1 Day

Presentation Skills training Delivered In Conjunction with Ipso Facto Training The ability to speak to groups with confidence and clarity is an essential business skill for sales people and managers. This interactive course will give you the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to be a  more effective public speaker from an experienced, professional presenter. Presentation Skills Training…

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A New Way to Become Fearless?

Recently I heard pop star Jessie J interviewed on BBC Radio 4.  During the interview she talked about how the key to success was being fearless.  She then went on to define what that meant for her. She explained that fearlessness was the acceptance that , making mistakes, getting things wrong, or being criticised by others were just…

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Olympic Lessons for Presenters Who Want to be the Best

The dust has settled on the London 2012 Olympics and the UK can get back to normal but are there any lessons for presenters from the 2012 Games? I could be negative and have a go at the professional BBC commentators who managed to entertain us with a vast selection of bloopers, contrived alliterations, uhms…

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Are You Afraid of People Looking at You?

I have had a number of presentation coaching clients who have avoided making presentations because of an acute fear of being looked  or judged. The technical name for the fear of people looking at you is Scopophobia and can be a very debilitating.  Whilst some cases need specialist 1:1 therapy, many find that simple techniques like…

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7 Nervous gestures and how to tame them

It’s natural to be a little nervous when you start speaking but your nervous gestures can give the game away to your audience. Here are  the most common and most distracting ones along with preventative  tips on how to reduce or eliminate them. 1 ) The soft shoe shuffler Dancing, rocking and pacing as you…

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