“There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.” —Mark Twain
Presenting in front of an audience, whether small or large, can be daunting—even when you do it regularly.
Of course, not everyone has a hard time with public speaking. For example my business partner, Crystal, loves public speaking. She’s a natural at it.
Me? Not so much.
I actually had to work pretty hard to overcome my fear of getting in front of an audience. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not my favorite thing to do, but I have found ways to feel confident and even enjoy speaking in front of a group.
Of course, a big part of that was just doing it enough times to feel comfortable. However, beyond that there actually are some simple things you can do to give a great presentation, even when you feel super nervous.
Here’s what helped me the most.