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