“What would they say?”, “I start sweating when I reach the stage”, “I stumble, they make fun of me”.
If you have stage fear, follow these tips to conquer it:
- Shift your focus away from yourself and your worry and onto your genuine purpose: providing value to your audience.
- Visualize your accomplishments: Always concentrate on your strength and capacity to deal with difficult conditions.
- Prepare your content ahead of time and practise reading it aloud.
- Stop worrying yourself by imagining what could go wrong. Instead, focus your attention on peaceful and reassuring thoughts and images.
- Make eye contact with your audience by smiling and greeting them as friends rather than foes.
- Refrain from thinking thoughts that make you feel insecure.
- Exercise, eat healthily, and maintain other healthy living practises are all recommended. Caffeine, sweets, and alcohol should be avoided as much as possible.
- Deep breathing, relaxation techniques, yoga, and meditation are all good strategies to quiet and relax your mind and body.
- Stand or sit with a confident, self-assured stance. Make eye contact and stay warm and open.
- Give up trying to be flawless and accept that mistakes are inevitable. Be yourself, be natural.