Friday, October 25, 2013
Getting over your nervousness
On October 22nd Rob Biesenbach had an excellent blog post about How to Conquer Stage Fright: 10 Tips for Presenters
Those tips were to:
1. Accept it
2. Know your audience
3. Know your stuff
4. Have a backup plan
7. Warm up
8. Practice your intro
10. Be positive
Read his post for the details. I only wish he’d used the Keep Calm and Carry On poster shown above as an illustration. You can watch the story behind it on YouTube. An blog article in Mental Floss suggested two Halloween related variations:
KEEP CALM AND AIM FOR THE HEAD
KEEP CALM AND KILL IT WITH FIRE
On October 21st the Pearls Before Swine comic had a panicky version.
There is no quick and easy path to getting over nervousness. The path really looks more like one shown above.
Both the Keep Calm poster and Cretan labyrinth came from Wikimedia Commons.