NOTE: I celebrated my birthday over the last few days so I took the weekend off from producing a video for this week. We’ll return to the weekly video on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.
One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked … after “How do I deal with nerves/fear?” … is “Can’t they tell I’m nervous?” And, frankly, the answer really is “It depends.”
The answer could be yes if you display any of these tell-tales signs of nervous energy:
- Speaking too fast
- Your hands are shaking
- You don’t look in the audience’s direction at all
- You have too many filler words
That said, you can do all these things and still have no one notice that you’re nervous!