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Dealing with Stage Fright presentation by Heather Smith


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This is a presentation I created for a workshop I ran for dealing with stage fright.
The workshop was for business owners.
I am an accountant learning everything I can about small business, passing it on via my writing and presentations.
I am a member of the National Speakers Association, and a CC and CL with ToastMasters.

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Dealing with Stage Fright presentation by Heather Smith

  1. 1. Dealing with stage fright
  2. 2. What scare you about speaking on stage? Identify and address issues
  3. 3. Prepare • Know your material but don’t memorise it • Know audience knowledge level • Fear comes from anxiety you’ll make a mistake
  4. 4. What is the worst that can happen? Enjoy the moment
  5. 5. Chew gum • Loosens jaw • Helps you relax • Don’t go on stage with gum in mouth!
  6. 6. Drink • • • • DRINK Water Orange juice Warm tea • DON’T DRINK • Milky drinks • Alcohol
  7. 7. Be calm • Meditate • Breathe • Exercise • Think positive thoughts Place hand on head, over eyes, breathe deeply visualise a light coming through hands
  8. 8. Get your head in the game • • • • Get in the zone Get your mojo on Listen to music Visualise success
  9. 9. Audience • Imagine them in their under wear • Imagine they are all the same person
  10. 10. Tongue Twisters Red Leather Yellow Leather Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
  11. 11. Lavender or Vanilla lotion Rub your hands with lotion before going on stage - reduce anxiety
  12. 12. Lucky Charm
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