Henry Caplan explains what you should and shouldn’t do during your next presentation.
1. Do – Manage your nerves
Often our nerves are internalised. There is always a difference between our perception of ourselves and how others see us. Sometimes this perspective can help with nerves as well.
So seek out feedback from people you trust when practising, but during your presentation take your time and try to enjoy your moment; chances are you don’t look anywhere near as nervous as you feel.
Remember, trying to deny nerves makes them worse. You can use nerves as energy.
2. Don’t – Use filler words
Many presentations begin with ‘so… um…’ and we all have moments where a filler creeps in. They take up space and they make us look unprofessional or unprepared, even when we’re not…