Many people get nervous before they speak in public. Some just get the usual symptoms of nervousness: a racing pulse, sweaty palms, and a shaky voice. Others feel sick and can barely stand up to talk.
So, what causes this? And how can you calm yourself, so that you can speak with confidence and conviction?
In our latest Expert Interview (premium members only), communications expert John Baldoni told me that, often, fear of public speaking is linked to a fear of failing. He outlined how you can deal with this issue, and he shared many other tips and strategies that you can use to boost your public speaking skills.
Question: Do you get nervous before giving presentations? What have you learned through your own experiences of public speaking? And how do you deal with nervousness? Join the discussion below!