“If you’re nervous when you get up to speak, good! It’s the price you pay for being a race horse instead of a cow. As long as you’ve done your homework, nervousness gives you nothing to worry about and much to be grateful for. When you rehearse and you prepare, nerves are evidence that you care. They give you energy to spare, and help you fill the air with your passion and your flair.”
These comments are from Sims Wyeth my East Coast speech coaching associate.
However, after just leaving the National Speakers Association convention I can promise you some of the main stage presenters were very nervous.
My breakout session From Good to Great to Awesome had standing room only. My approach is to stay very focused. Practice on the treadmill and run through the Power Point in advance in my room.
For my next class check out the Story and Structure and Coaching Camp with Darren LaCroix.