There are so many people who are quite knowledgeable in their respective fields. Some of them can deliver great presentations and some of them can't. For those people, who cannot present, this article is for you. For many months, I have been wondering why these highly educated knowledgeable people can't put up a good show while presenting their knowledge. So I talked to some of them and did research on this topic and found out that there are 3 common fears which actually hinders them from delivering great presentations.
In this article, I am going to talk about them.
- Fear of Judgement
“What people are going to say about me?” is the most common fear which we face in our day-to-day lives as well. The same happens when we are on the stage. I remember my first presentation when I went blank for a minute and each and everyone was looking at me as if I were from a different planet! Sounds amusing, but it was all in my head. Similarly, we feel that we are being judged! when we are on the stage, but believe me, we are not!
What this feat does is, it creates a pressure in our mind of “What ifs?" For example, “What if I am not looking good?”, “What if I said something wrong?”, “What if the audience does not agree with me?” etc.
- Comparing yourselves to others
This is the most common mistake we make in our lives, we compare ourselves with others. I am not trying to tell you that you should not look for examples on public presentation. What I am trying to say is that there is a very fine line between “Comparison” and “Observation”. When you observe the people who are better than you, you learn something new, but when you try to compare them with yourselves you are going to get demotivated. So make sure to observe and learn rather than comparing and getting demotivated.
- A bad “First Experience”
Most of the people with whom I had a conversation, they had a traumatic first experience. It can be school or college experience, or an experience at the corporate level that diminished their confidence. To all those people I would like to say just one thing, sometimes bad experiences happen we just have to accept them, learn from them, and move on.
To conclude, I want to say just one thing, all the fears which we have, we all have the ability to overcome them. Just share these things to trustwothy people and try to get the solution.
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