Managing presentation anxiety

Close to, the backs for heads watching a presentation; out of focus in the background, someone giving a presentation.

A two hour workshop to help you manage presentation anxiety and develop strategies for public speaking.

About the workshop

Many people find​ public speaking​ or presenting​ daunting, but sooner or later we all have to do it.

When you speak in front of others, do you ever think:

  • The speaker before me was so much better.
  • I'll just speak really fast to get this over with.
  • My PowerPoint will hide my nervousness.
  • I can’t breathe!
  • I'm having a panic attack.
  • The audience doesn't like me!
  • ​I'm going to mess it all up.
  • Everyone will be able to tell that I'm nervous!

If you find ​find yourself thinking about these things either leading up to or during a presentation, this two hour workshop can help.

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​By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • ​​Identify the signs ​and symptoms associated with performance anxiety.
  • Understand the​ most common​ causes of performance anxiety and use this information to help ​you​ to better understand ​your ​own anxiety.
  • Recognise patterns of behaviour and thinking that contribute to your performance anxiety.
  • Understand the importance of managing performance anxiety.
  • Utilise various techniques to help manage your anxiety.​
  • Develop a strategy for dealing with performance anxiety when you’re speaking.

Term 2 workshops

11 January 2019, Friday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the JCR, Alcuin College.
Open to all students, book via eventbrite.

17 January 2019, Thursday from 12 noon to 1:30pm in The Forum, Constantine College.
Open to all students, book via eventbrite.

20 February 2019, Wednesday from 6.00pm to 7.30pm in James Lodge, James College.
Open to all students, book via eventbrite.

6 March 2019, Wednesday from 2.00pm to 3.30pm in the Wellbeing Hub GNU/012, Goodricke College.
Open to all students, book via eventbrite.