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    -Posting under this forum because I have people I know irl on TSR and am kinda embarrassed about this-
    I'm in the final year of my degree and have to do 5 presentations throughout the year, so I'm screwed pretty much. I'm usually fine communicating just person to person, but when in front of an audience, my voice kinda wobbles and it's so clear how nervous I am. I feel so embarrassed after as well.Does anyone have any advice to deal with this or how to be more confident?Anything will be greatly appreciated!Thanks!
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    I found meditation and yoga helped as they give you awareness of your body and help you practice being calm and in control. Try not to build it up into more than it is. Practice your presentation, give it to people you know, do it in the mirror, video yourself etc, make sure you're 100% confident with what's happening. Then just do it. If your voice wobbles, it wobbles, I once threw up right after a presentation. Everyone else feels nervous so no one will judge you if you appear anxious. Accept that no one is good at everything and if this is something you're not good at, who cares, you won't fail your course cos your voice wobbled, especially if your content is good.
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    I tend to practice mine at least 30 times. I present to the wall, rather than just reading it out. So I'll walk about, do the hand movements - the lot. Once you're sure you know what you want to say, then it's just dealing with the stress of delivering to other people to worry about.

    The secret to that is to relax. If you can, practice in front of friends or family (or even faculty members/tutor/supervisor). It'll feel awkward as anything, until it doesn't, then you've cracked it.

    If you have real anxiety problems then investigate various calming techniques and try them out.
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    -Posting under this forum because I have people I know irl on TSR and am kinda embarrassed about this-
    I'm in the final year of my degree and have to do 5 presentations throughout the year, so I'm screwed pretty much. I'm usually fine communicating just person to person, but when in front of an audience, my voice kinda wobbles and it's so clear how nervous I am. I feel so embarrassed after as well.Does anyone have any advice to deal with this or how to be more confident?Anything will be greatly appreciated!Thanks!
    I also have this problem. I am perfectly comfortable speaking to one person, or even to a group of people in a social (not professional) setting like in a party. But I have to do a presentation this year to an audience of 100+ people so I'm absolutely dreading it even though it's 6 months away :cry:
 
 
 
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