How do I get over stage fright? (part 2)

And now for part two…

We were talking about stage fright and why it’s such a negative emotion for many speakers. One of the most important things you can remember is that the audience wants to hear what you have to say. That’s why they’re there! They have something to learn from you or or be inspired by you or motivated.

They want you to succeed. And yet, because of our nerves, we forget that and we think we’ve got to be perfect and not make a mistake.

Well, let me tell you, I have been imperfect and made many a mistake – and it has not hurt my presentation. Not at all!

Recently I was speaking to a group and I got a nosebleed 30 seconds before I was introduced! And I went ahead, went out and gave the presentation, told them I was having a little problem. They were on my side. I was more human to them. It was not a problem. I didn’t have to be perfect. I just had to be real and authentic.

So, if you remember that you can go out and be your full, authentic self and give them the gift of your presentation. If you focus on what you have to give, not what they’re gonna think about you, then you’re going to be so successful. I guarantee it.