The resources below will help you learn how to manage presentation anxiety. It is common to feel nervous before a presentation. For some people, that nervousness can be overwhelming. Managing your nerves will help you deliver an effective presentation.
The better you know your presentation, the more confident you’ll feel.
Recognize negative self-talk that doesn’t have evidence to support it and replace it with positive talk.
Take a moment to breathe, focus, and find your spot. Your audience will be patient.
Ask for help.
If you feel overwhelmed by presentation anxiety, a counsellor could provide some strategies to help you master your nerves.
Watch this video or read the strategies below to learn some techniques to help with presentation anxiety, so that you can deliver your presentation confidently.
If you're nervous about delivering a presentation, you're probably worrying about all the things that can go wrong. If you prepare for those potential problems, you can prevent them from happening, and learn to deal with them if they do happen.
Complete the activity to learn how to avoid some common presentation problems. You can also use the tip sheet below as a quick reference when preparing for a presentation.