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15 Tips for Right Before You Go on Stage

15 best tricks to do right before getting on stage to speak, that would calm you down and reduce the presentation anxiety.

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15 Tips for Right Before You Go on Stage

  1. 1. You're not alone Many great leaders in history have experienced the same condition 1 You're dealing with a 2 Solvable Problem
  2. 2. Many great leaders in history have experienced the same condition You're dealing with a solvable problem Here are 15 things you can do in the 15 minutes before a big presentation to optimize your speaking success:
  3. 3. Think Positive Think more like an athlete before a Big Game, Eg
  4. 4. Your Speech FIND A REASON TO BE EXCITED ABOUT Whatever you're speaking about, find one or two facets of it that truly excite you. And when you get nervous, think about those facets.
  5. 5. FINESSE THE Flaws "If you mess up, No one else will notice." Script keep going You are the only one in the room with a
  7. 7. Beware Of Repetitive movements are distracting and set up a lullaby pattern in the audience’s brain Repetitive Motion
  8. 8. TAKE A DEEP Breath OR A LOT OF THEM Before you go on stage, focus on the pace of your breathing until you can slow it down and reduce your heart rate.
  9. 9. "This helps with dry-mouth, cuts through mucus buildup in the mouth, and clears the throat Sip water THAT IS EITHER WARM OR ROOM TEMPERATURE
  10. 10. Restroom USE THE Plan ahead and use the restroom in the moments prior to going on stage.
  11. 11. AUDIOVISUAL CHECK OUT THE MEETING ROOM SET-UP Get to the room early and ensure you're comfortable with the set-up.
  12. 12. THE AUDIENCE BEFORE YOU SPEAK Shake hands and talk with as many people as possible ahead of time Meet & Greet
  13. 13. PracticeTHE FIRST MINUTE Whatever you're planning to say as the captivating opener, rehearse the first few sentences several times IN YOUR MIND
  14. 14. Standing Position ASSUME A IN THE FIVE MINUTES PRIOR TO SPEAKING Give your body a chance to warm up, and place yourself in a posture ready for action
  15. 15. SPEECHES ATTEND OTHER This shows respect for your fellow presenters while also giving you a chance to feel out the audience.
  16. 16. DONT FIGHT THE FearAccept your fear rather than trying to fight it.