- Language: English
- 360 Pages
- Published: September 2011
- Region: Global
Managing Nervousness & Engaging Listeners
- Published: September 2012
- Region: Global
- 22 Minutes
- Turpin Communications
This online self-paced presentation course will help you be as comfortable and confident as you are in every-day low-stakes conversations.
We've all been there. Your heart is racing. Your thoughts are jumbled. You're not making sense. You don't see faces. You feel as if you could pass out. And your listeners feel just as uncomfortable. Your nerves are standing in the way of your success.
This course will help you connect with your listeners so you can manage your nerves. This is not a video full of quick tips and too-good-to-be-true solutions. Instead, instructor Dale Ludwig, who has been working with business presenters since 1989, helps you (1) identify the various nervous reactions you may have and (2) focus on the skills you need to overcome them. Dale's observations and recommendations are based on what he's seen and learned as he's watched countless individuals grow more confident and comfortable with their presentations.
Through the course, you will uncover the roots of your nervousness, redefine presentations as “orderly conversations,” and learn how to:
- Control it
- Stay focused (and on track in spite of being nervous)
- Engage listeners in the conversation and why that one skill is key to reducing anxiety
- Settle your racing thoughts
- Stay in the moment (so you can manage the unexpected)
- Make your presentations feel and sound more conversational (and why this matters)
- Preserve your natural personality and communication style when presenting
No matter how frazzled you get, you'll learn to get focused so you can be the most professional version of you even in high-stakes presentations. The handout included with this course will help you apply what you learn to every presentation moving forward.
Who should take this course:
Nervous and novice presenters at any level will benefit from this course. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Lesson 1 – The challenge of orderly conversations
Lesson 2 – Trapped in the funhouse
Lesson 3 – Getting engaged
Lesson 4 – Re-engaging and non-nervous presenters
Lesson 5 – Channeling nervous energy
Lesson 6 – FAQs about nervousness
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