Confidence is a big issue for many presenters so if we can make ourselves feel more comfortable great.
In one of my earlier posts “Why you should arrive early for your presentation” I talked about meeting your audience before your presentation so you could feel more comfortable. Unfortunately this might not always be possible for a number of reasons. If for any reason you can’t do this don’t worry all is not lost.
There are three things that you can do to increase your confidence:
When you are presenting look into your audience for someone who is smiling, paying attention or both to your presentation. If you find someone who has their arms crossed and a frown on their face don’t look at them move to another person.
You have now found one or more people in your audience who are smiling and paying attention. They are now your friends.
Remember to continue giving eye contact to as many people as possible in your audience but if you need a confidence boost get eye contact with your new friends.
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Try doing this in your next presentation to help you improve your confidence.
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