How to Overcome Nervousness When You Speak

Do you deal with nervousness when you speak in public?  Even experienced teachers, politicians, entertainers, actors, and musicians will tell you they’ve felt nervous before a presentation or performance. Some may even say that they are nervous and insecure every time they speak in public.  Nervousness is normal, but it doesn’t have to stop you from delivering a successful presentation:


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How to Open Your Presentation with Impact

Patricia Fripp shares why and how to open your presentation with impact.

Patricia Fripp shares why and how to open your presentation with impact.

Why is your presentation opening important? Does your audience put down their phones? Pause their texting? Forget about their to-do lists? Quit doodling? Or, stop thinking about dinner reservations?

When you walk on stage to speak, you must grab your audience’s attention immediately. You can accomplish this with an opening that simply won’t let them drift away.

Don’t know how? Even though, you realize it’s really important? My techniques can help you. Join me September 21, 2017, 9:00am PST and find out How to Open Your Presentation with Impact!  When you sign up for this complimentary, content-rich web event you will receive a replay link to listen to at your convenience and the Fripp Speech Structure Infographic – even if you can’t attend the live event! (more…)

So You Are Nervous about Your Upcoming Speech?

Patricia Fripp executive speech coach teaches speaking techniques to make you less nervous when presenting.

Let’s face it, Patricia Fripp’s presentation skills webinars are amazing. Sign up now.

Perhaps you can relate to this situation: “Hi, Fripp! Next week I’m invited to deliver a speech to a 500-person audience, and it’s been six months since I’ve spoken in public. What are your suggestions to help me be less nervous?”

No matter how seasoned you are, it’s still natural to feel some apprehension at times. I share some strategies for overcoming nervousness below. To get over feeling nervous, start by building from your strength. Enjoy this replay from my recent webinar to help you structure your speech then enjoy my article explaining how to build your confidence and prepare for your presentation:

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How to Absolutely Always Open Your Presentation with Impact

Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp, “Always open your presentation with impact.”

Without exception, every executive speech coaching client I work with needs my help with the opening of their presentation. Even if no other part of your presentation is scripted, you must always script the first three or four lines. Not that you’re going to read them! Instead, you will rehearse them so that they are so internalized that your spouse could elbow you in the middle of the night and you could deliver your opening. If you would like to improve the way you open your presentations, why not watch How to Open Your Presentations with Impact. No matter who your audience is, or how long you have to speak, you need to get off to a good start.


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