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Kindergarten. Show and Tell. I bet you can recall several of your little class mates who were called upon by teacher to do their "show and tell" in front of class and who left their mark...on floor, right in front of whole class. That's how scared they were!
Elementary School. Presentations in front of class. This was period when we had crushes, and subject of our admiration was snickering at our ineptness!
High School. How did teacher always know kid who had not prepared his or her homework? Another humiliation in front of our peers!
Is it any wonder that we grow up with this negative attitude about getting up in front of a group to make a presentation? Of course not! It is result of negative conditioning. Since one of greatest human motivations is avoidance of pain, we have learned that speaking in front of a group is to be avoided at all costs, because it creates nothing but pain and embarrassment.
But there is hope, negative attitudes can be unlearned. We can learn effective ways to control this fear and to use our voice, body language and emotion to make successful presentations and deliver workshops that create results. Here are a few tips:
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