Presentation Skills: Overcoming Stage Fright 
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:21PM
By Torrey Trust - GradDiv Academic Peer in Presentation Tools, lifehacker.com, obsolete, presentation skills

Lifehacker.com's Stage Fright Pre-Game ChecklistLet’s face it, presenting in front of an audience, whether it’s your classmates or professionals in your field, can be intimidating. Everyone gets nervous before presenting – it’s natural. However, sometimes this nervousness can grow into a heart-pounding, fear-filled anxiety. Don’t let it get to that point!

Lifehacker.com recently published an article called, “Eliminate Stage Fright with a Pre-game Checklist.” 

In this article, Thorin Klosowski includes tips for preparing (practice, memorize part of the presentation, and prepare answers to common questions ahead of time) and calming yourself before the presentation. There is even a pocket-sized checklist you can print out and use during your next presentation: pocketsizedstagefright.pdf

Being prepared and relaxed can significantly improve your presentation and your experience.

How do you get over stage fright when presenting? Share your tips in the comments section.

Article originally appeared on The GradPost at UC Santa Barbara (http://archive.gradpost.ucsb.edu/).
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