Whether it’s at school or work in Singapore, you’re always expected to make some kind of presentation one way or another. It could be a speech, a school presentation, a business presentation, and whatever else. One thing is for sure though; you will almost always be nervous before going in front. Even so, there are many ways to get rid of those jitters. Here are only some of them.

Be prepared for the presentation

Probably the most obvious thing to do is to be well-prepared for the presentation. Of course, you wouldn’t want to make a speech without really having an idea about what you want to say. But aside from having a fully informative and organized presentation, being prepared can also help you get rid of your nerves. This is simply because it’s easier for you to be more confident if you’re already well-prepared. No matter what gets thrown at you, you don’t need to worry since you already know what you’re talking about.

Sharpen your own skills

Another way you can get rid of your nerves is simply to present in public regularly. Practice with your friends, take opportunities to stand up on a stage, just try to expose yourself to that experience as much as you can. You will slowly but surely get used to being in front of a lot of people. Eventually, making presentations will feel like a walk in the park for you. Because you’re already used to it, you already know what to do to avoid mistakes, you’ll know how to keep your audience engaged, and etc.

Learn from others

Aside from doing all the presenting you do yourself, you should also take time to sit down and listen to others speak as well. This can be a good way to start if you’re still hesitant about doing all the speaking mentioned in the point above. Listen and observe how others make their presentations or speeches. This doesn’t sound like much help but there are always things you can pick up. For example, you can get a better feel for how the audience generally responds.

Be excited about the presentation

While preparing, it would be best to frame a mindset that you’re excited to do your presentation. In essence, you’re turning your nervousness into excitement hence you’re hoping for a good result. When you stay in a positive mood and expect a good outcome, it’s also very likely that things will go that way. Just the same, when you think too much about messing up in the middle of the presentation, it might also happen. Bottom line is, just think positively and don’t worry too much!