How can one avoid being nervous and give a good oral presentation??
There are two major things you need to keep in mind to give an excellent oral presentation. The first is practice. Give your presentation to yourself in the mirror, into a tape recorder, into your computer microphone, to your family, to your friends, to your acquaintances. This will accomplish two things. First, you will get practice speaking in front of people. Second, you will get practice giving your specific presentation. This will make it seem like when you actually give the presentation, it’s just one more practice and isn’t any big deal, because you’ll have given it so many times before. As you familiarize yourself with the text, you won’t have to read from the page as much, and you’ll even get used to paraphrasing your speech, which helps immensely in calming you down. The second is that fear of public speaking is purely delusional self-hypnotizing. People get nervous when they are afraid, but logically, there’s nothing to be afraid of when you’re speaking publicly, except for