Rolling in that presentation audio visual cart can boost your nerves. Before you stand in front of an audience to state your argument, you need to make sure that you have the confidence and conviction to make people listen to you. Having the right equipment is one thing, but you also need to have the right attitude.
According to the Huffington Post, getting nervous before a big presentation is incredibly common, but you don’t have to let it get the best of you. Instead, you want to think about how what you’re presenting can better the team or company as a whole. When you take the focus off of yourself, you’ll be able to tap into confidence and show that you know what you’re talking about if it’s for the good of the business.
In addition to changing your way of thinking, you’ll want to make sure everything is in working order. Tech Republic suggests checking the resolution of your presentation before it begins. Set up your presentation cart early and run through all of your materials. Does everything fit on the projector? Do you need to add more information? Take things out? This will help you avoid getting flustered during the actual presentation, allowing you to focus on the material itself.
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