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What are some good tips for giving a presentation in class/work?


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Kristy Snyder
Posted December 1, 2015 by Kristy Snyder
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So the worst thing ever has happened and I have to give a presentation at work about a new advertising idea. I'm pretty much terrified, so I was hoping to get some tips about how to handle it. What are some ways to keep calm? How do you handle the anxiety that comes from giving a presentation?
Tags: presentation, speech, anxiety

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Cynthia Bowles
Posted January 21, 2016 by Cynthia Bowles
Well, this is the area I struggle in too. But what I do to stay calm is take 5 minutes before my presentation and just meditate. I get myself in the right mindset, slow down my heartbeat, relax my breathing. Of course, I end up covered in sweat by the end of the presentation, but at least to start, I am somewhat cool and controlled.

After the presentation I do the same thing - take another 5 minutes of private time, calm down my breathing, and generally just try to move on. Normally I'd try to dwell on what I did wrong, what I could have said better, etc... But recently I've started just trying to let it all go, because at that point it's over and there's nothing I can do to change it.