Transform Your Nervous Energy into Genuine Enthusiasm.
Professional speakers and experienced presenters have a trick to burn off any nervous energy they may experience before their moment in the spotlight; they work it off physically.
They go through a routine of small movements to shake off the jittery energy, leaving them with the useful energy which translates into excitement and passion for the topic.
Our virtual world lends itself perfectly to practicing this technique.
Set aside a few minutes before a big presentation, a pitch, lecture, or job interview, and use that time to walk the stairs in your house, do some jumping jacks or take a brisk walk outside.
Avoid caffeine, but hydrate.
Right before you speak, steady your breathing. Then, remind yourself that any sensations you are experiencing are excitement because you are passionate about your topic and eager to share your knowledge.