MANAGING ANXIETY
NOTE CARDS
EYE-CONTACT
BODY LANGUAGE
VOICE POWER
100
Being nervous before a presentation is __________.
normal
100
Use only one side of each card, and write ___________ so your notes are easy to see.
large
100
Making eye contact is important to __________ with the audience one- to-one.
connect
100
Don’t __________ on a table or desk while speaking.
lean
100
When you’re presenting, make sure your message comes across __________ and clear.
loud
200
You can manage your anxiety by taking a few slow, deep __________.
breaths
200
Include just the __________ points in your note cards.
main
200
Focus on the spaces between people when you’re thinking of what to say next; don’t look at the floor or __________.
ceiling
200
Stand __________ but relaxed with your feet shoulder-width apart. but relaxed with your feet shoulder-width apart.
straight
200
Slow down! We usually speak __________ when we’re nervous.
faster
300
You can manage your anxiety by imagining the __________ looking interested and engaged.
audience
300
Hold your note cards in one hand at chest level when you need to __________ from them.
read
300
Look up from your cards while speaking. The audience doesn't want to see only the top of your __________!
head
300
Avoid __________ from side to side.
swaying
300
Try to avoid fillers (uh, um, well, you know, etc.) It make you sound __________ and the presentation loses impact.
unprepared
400
Begin with a smile, __________, and introduce yourself to the audience.
a greeting
400
Look at your note cards __________ and smoothly so that you don’t break eye-contact with the audience for too long.
quickly
400
Look at __________ sections of the audience.
all
400
Don’t __________ your gestures too much; they should look natural.
exaggerate
400
Speaking for several minutes in a flat, steady, voice at the same pace is a sure way to put an audience to __________.
sleep
500
Don’t __________ for being nervous.
apologize
500
Keep your __________ next to the line on your note card that you need to say next.
thumb or finger
500
Making eye-contact is not the same as __________. Keep it to only a few seconds.
staring
500
Avoid __________ your arms in front of your chest.
crossing
500
Remember to pause briefly to separate complete thoughts, phrases, and at the end of a __________.
sentence
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