Why being nervous before a presentation is a good thing
If you are overly calm before you give a presentation, it could mean that you are not passionate about the presentation, or that you don’t care about the presentation. At the very least, being to come could negatively impact your presentation because your energy level is too low.
So being nervous is not a bad thing, as I mentioned. So the key to overcoming your fear of giving a presentation, is approaching the presentation with a different mindset. Instead of looking at a presentation as a chance to feel or look bad, I want you to look at giving a presentation as a great opportunity to show people who you are and what you are capable of.
You can make an impact
When you are given the chance to give a presentation, you have the chance to make an impact on other peoples lives, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant that impact might be. You never know how a single phrase, or comment, or sentence could resonate with someone.
For example, I still remember the words of one of my classmates from way back in high school, who mentioned that I should take a chance and do something fun with mywriting and presenting. And that one little comment has inspired me and motivated me for over 25 years.