How to avoid Nerves?

India
July 23, 2010 10:10pm CST
Next week i'll submit my article and give speech in my college. but i'm very much nerves when i talk in front of well educated people. i'm sure really i'll getting nerves at the time of presentation,speech.How to avoid at the time of presentation any easy,simple way available? one of my friend told me drink more water it'll be help. is it ok?pls help me
5 responses
@Memnon (2173)
24 Jul 10
Nerves are a natural precursor to any important event in your life. I don't know about water, but breathing exercise does help. Perhaps the most important points are to practice your presentation and be sure of it's content. But not so much so that you start rewriting tracts of it, get confused and worried. So just sufficient to feel more confident. And best wishes for the day.
• India
24 Jul 10
Thanks for your wish and mention breath treatment. i'm sure my content are so good.
@indhunair (259)
• India
24 Jul 10
leave the fear,after all they all know me,cool,listen some good music which helps you comportable,be bold,you are not doing any criminal work,it is our duty to present it,pray god to i should do it good .repeat it ten more times atleast,this is way me to o help me. good luck to you.
• India
24 Jul 10
Yes i absolutely agree your way of treat nerves. some times i did it. you can do it..you can do it..it does work. i hope i'll use your method too.thanks for help
• United States
24 Jul 10
Just take deep breaths and count back from ten, because if you know your material and what you're talking about you should do just fine. The last time I gave a report I realised i had a huge stain on my sweater and tried to hold my paper in front of it the whole time! so just make sure you don't spill on yourself during lunch and you'll be fine.
• India
24 Jul 10
Thanks your reply i hope your experience will help me. I totally forgot about deep breaths. you remind me i'm sure it'll really work for me. thanks again
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
You don't have to be nervous just relax.Just use simple yet overweilming words that could catch the attention of you audience.Be yourself,and tell them whats in your heart.Lastly,take a deep breath and go you can do it.Good luck.
@ptower76 (1619)
• United States
24 Jul 10
I think all of the responders made good points about dealing with your nervousness. It is important to understand that nervousness is something that is normal. It is a way for the body to prepare for the fight or flight response that is instinctive in people. I think the key is to be well prepared, practice, and remember to always break the ice with a little humor at the beginning of your speech. A witty phrase for example can help create a thaw in a tension filled room. Good luck and keep your head up.