Getting Over Yourself

March 12, 2010

Myth #14 Preparation is the key to not being nervous

Filed under: Myths,Tips — Barbara Rocha @ 11:51 am
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Preparation is good. I don’t deny that. And if you had time to prepare and you didn’t, you ought to be nervous. However, I’ve seen many who were prepared and still nervous. So there must be something else.

Can you relate to the concept of not focusing as you prepare? You can prepare for weeks and never focus. It’s pretty much busy work when you do it this way. Without the focus, what you have is a lot of material but no grasp of your message.

Tips: You can help yourself by doing the following: 1. Allow yourself to spend no time worrying about your presentation; think about it only when you’re actually going to work on it. 2. Before you start preparing, be clear on why you’re speaking and what you want to accomplish. 3. While you’re preparing, focus on nothing else.

Preparation is good, but focus is the key to an effective and less stressful preparation. And the result is you’re engaged with your material and clear on your message. And now you’re on the track to not being nervous.

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