The number one reason for nerves: you’re worrying about what the audience is thinking.

  • Take a moment and look at your audience before you even say a word.
  • Make individual eye contact with everyone in the audience. You want to make that vital connection with each of your listeners.
  • Pick one friendly face to present to first, then move on to the rest of the group. Concentrate on one person at a time.
  • It’s not about you…it’s not “what you say”; it’s about “what your audience needs to hear.”

Remember: you’re adding value. Stop trying to impress them. Focus. Talk like you’re having coffee with a friend.