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

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.

​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.

Forthcoming workshops

All sessions are open to all students. The next sessions are on:

Managing presentation anxiety (Campus East) - Tuesday 19 November

Managing presentation anxiety (Campus West) - Thursday 21 November