"People are afraid of public speaking... In fact, most say that it's their number one fear. Death, apparently, only comes second."
Most people are nervous when they give oral presentations. We've all felt it at one time or another - the sweaty palms, the butterflies in the stomach - our bodies seemingly telling us that we should not be here, doing this, in front of all these people. As a consequence, many of us avoid presentations like the plague.
Yet, the ability to verbally persuade or inform a group of people - to make effective oral presentations, in other words - is arguably the single-most valuable skill in business. Its importance, very simply, cannot be over-estimated.
How can we overcome our fears so that we can perform to the best of our abilities? In part, that's why you are taking this course; each of your instructors will give you what their experience tells them are the necessary background, techniques and exercises to allow you to overcome your anxiety. This is essential information on your journey to the mastery of presentation skills.
The basics steps to overcoming nervousness, however, are really quite simple. Visit the following sites for a solid overview of the basics.