<h3 style=”transition: opacity 1s ease-in-out 0s;”> n n Everyone has experienced last-minute jitters before a big moment.n n</h3> n<div style=”transition: none 0s ease 0s; display: block;” data-rss-type=”text”> n n Maybe it was a large-scale presentation, a pitch, or even a social engagement. No matter how prepared you are– how many hours you’ve put into rehearsing, how much research you’ve done, how sure you are of the content– none of us are immune to our bodies’ natural nerves. However, all of us– yes, even you– can work around (or even with) the fight or flight instincts that kick in before presenting. n n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n <b style=””> n n How to Boost Your Confidence Before Presentingn n </b> n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n <div> n <ul> n <li> n <b> n n Get excited.n n </b> n n Physically, nerves and anxiety behave very similarly to excitement. Reframing the situation from “scary, stressful, and overwhelming” to “thrilling, empowering, and full of potential” can make all the difference, and even improve your persuasive skills. Don’t suppress your nervous energy– use it!n n </li> n </ul> n </div> n <div> n <ul> n <li> n <b> n n Give yourself credit.n n </b> n n Getting on that stage or standing in front of your peers might feel like the hardest thing you’ll ever do, but let’s put it into context. Think back ten years, five years, one year, even a month. What was your biggest roadblock at that time? A difficult job? No job? A bad breakup? A misadventure or maybe a competitive hobby? Now ask yourself, does it still weigh on you, or does it energize you? Maybe you can look back and laugh, or maybe it makes you want to push harder. Either way, all experiences help us grow. This presentation is just one more experience. At the end of the day, it will be one more story, adventure, achievement, for you to look back on. You’ve got this!n n </li> n </ul> n </div> n <div> n <ul> n <li> n <b> n n Listen to your body.n n </b> n n Sure, maybe this isn’t a survival situation, but your body knows how to handle pressure. So listen to it! Breathe deep, move, stretch, pace, do something with your extra energy. Not only will this keep your mind occupied before the big moment, but it will increase the blood flow and oxygen going to your brain. Getting in the habit of moving will also carry over to your presentation, making it easier to engage with the audience through body language.n n </li> n </ul> n </div> n <div> n <ul> n <li> n <b> n n Give yourself some more credit!n n </b> n n The fact that you’ve made it this far, collected an interested audience, and put in the work to prepare for your presentation says it all. Take a moment to acknowledge your dedication and progress. Would you be presenting if no one wanted to hear what you had to say? No. Would you have gotten this far if you weren’t capable, strong, and knowledgeable? Hell no! You got yourself to this point. The presentation is just the cherry on top. Now go get it!n n </li> n </ul> n </div> n <div> n <br/> n </div> n</div>