How to Manage Your Anxiety When Presenting [Infographic]

Your knees are weak, palms are sweaty and your stomach is in knots.

Does the idea of public speaking send you into a cold sweat? You’re not alone. Glossophobia is one of the most common fears that people deal with.

In business, it is essential to be able to get your point across. It is incredibly likely that at some point you’ll have to speak in public whether to a small audience of peers or to a larger crowd. The ability to communicate is absolutely necessary to get ahead in your career. Don’t let the fear of public speaking hold you back.

Tackle your fear and help mitigate the effects of your anxiety with these tips and techniques from Matt Abrahams, Stanford lecturer, coach and author.

 

Hack your anxiety

 

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Lauren Kirkpatrick is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a Masters degree in digital/social media. She serves as the Social Media Manager for Switch & Shift and chat commander for #SocialLeader chat. She is also a social media assistant and blogger for our sister site Youtern. When out of the office, Lauren loves watching her Dodgers, Trojans and San Diego State Aztecs. She is a master DIYer, TV aficionado and expert baker. Follow Lauren on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn.

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