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I can remember talks I’ve given, especially ones on stages in front of large audiences, where it felt like an out of body experience. I gave my talk, it went really well, but it was a complete blur, like tunnel vision. It all happened so fast and I felt like I was observing myself rather than being truly present and a part of it.
Now, when I do a presentation, I’m in my comfort zone. I feel confident about my material and my stage presence.
That’s what I want for you too, which is what I’m sharing with you in this episode: specific techniques and strategies you can use when preparing for and delivering your talk, including what to do the day-of and on stage.
I also share a few personal stories of how I conquered my nerves and what happened to me in a dress rehearsal and why I’m really glad there weren’t cell phone cameras back then.
Remember: Your audience doesn’t want you to be perfect; they want you to be present.
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- What information to ask the event organizer ahead of time
- What to wear and why
- How to practice
- What to do the day of when you arrive
- How to reduce your nerves
- Using your body, voice, and movement effectively
- Feeding off the energy of the audience
- Stories and examples
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