It’s natural to be nervous before an important meeting, a presentation, or a pitch, but how can you successfully manage your nerves so you can make a great impression? Nervousness can cause you to do everything from adopting poor posture to using weak language, but these tips will help you put your best foot forward!
Sometimes, it can help to listen to the nervousness, then refute it. If you’re nervous because you don’t think you know enough about a certain topic in your presentation, come up with a statement that tells you why that’s not the case. This will help you regain some confidence as you get ready for your big meeting.
Knowing your strengths is also vital if you’re going to overcome your nerves. Write them down, along with a list of your skills and achievements. Think about why you’ve been asked to be in this meeting, or how you landed this pitch to begin with. There’s a reason you’re there. Someone senior probably saw potential in you, so even if you don’t think you can trust your own opinion of yourself, you can certainly trust that of someone with more experience!
Read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccanewton/2016/06/28/six-ways-to-overcome-your-nervousness-gremlin/#4f7b897872b6