Studies show that the average person would rather die than do any form of public speaking. OK, not literally die, but fear of public speaking often comes out higher than fear of death. One study concluded that 53% of people would rather die than give any form of public speech.
What's so scary about presenting? For many people, it's the ‘What ifs?':
- What if I go blank?
- What if the technology fails on me?
- What if they ask awkward questions?
The fact is you can't be in control of everything; you can only ever really be in control of your thoughts. Your thoughts become your feelings and your feelings show in your body language. Your job is to stay in control of your own mind and don't ever panic.
The key to presenting is pretty ...