I often have people mention to me that they’d like me to help them get rid of their nervousness – the butterflies in their stomach – when they give presentations.
While my expertise is working with teams and individuals to increase their confidence and effectiveness when they give presentations, I always invite them to think differently about those butterflies, I tell them embrace your butterflies.
“Butterflies” is another term for nerves, and having them isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Nerves provide that hit of adrenaline that keeps you energized, engaging and connected to your audience.
Someone once said your goal shouldn’t be to get rid of the butterflies, but align them all in the direction you want them to go! In other words, put them to work for you to deliver a great and compelling presentation!
Contact me to set up a consultation and see how we can work together to get your butterflies flying in the same direction!
Here’s a great TED Talk on how to make stress your friend
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.