Techniques to Handle Nervousness

by Lenny Laskowski

You've just entered the building where — in about 20 minutes — you'll be delivering a speech to the biggest live audience you've ever faced. Or maybe you're arriving at the studio of a major TV network, and you'll be facing millions electronically. You notice that your palms are clammy, or you feel a tightness in your chest, or your mouth is bone-dry. What can you do about your nervousness? Or better, what can you do next time that will prevent your nervousness altogether?

Nervousness afflictsTechniques to Handle Nervousness almost everyone approaching new situations in front of large numbers of people. For some, it gets easier as they do more similar events, but that isn't much help for the rest of us, and it isn't much help for anybody in the beginning. So what can you do about nervousness? Lenny Laskowski has the answers.

In his e-booklet Techniques to Handle Nervousness, he gives you Eight Physical Techniques for reducing your nervousness, including postures and exercises that will make you feel better, and that you can do almost anywhere — in a cab, in an airplane, even on stage or waiting to be introduced. His Seven Mental Techniques are even more universally accessible, and the do much to prevent nervousness even before it gets started.

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He also gives you five behaviors to avoid during the delivery of your speech, and most important, Ten Steps to Reduce Anxiety. Some of these apply to more than just speeches, but their wider applicability is purely a bonus.

If you've been turning down opportunities to speak, or if you've been accepting them with remorse and dread, or even just a bit of discomfort, Lenny Laskowski's Techniques to Handle Nervousness is a must-read.

Lenny Laskowski is an international professional speaker, author, consultant, seminar leader, and professional speech coach and one of the leading international experts in presentation skills, public speaking and communication skills. Lenny shares his presentation skills and public speaking expertise with audiences worldwide and offers more than 28 years experience as a seasoned presenter and speaker. I'm honored to consider Lenny a colleague, and I'm pleased to be able to offer Techniques to Handle Nervousness to visitors of my Web site.


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