When you are feeling a bit nervous before delivering a presentation or public speaking, it is natural to want to get started as quickly as possible and get it over and done with. But if you do you are likely to rush and lose your way and will feel less confident.
Instead, before speaking pause for a count of 4 or 6 breaths. This will give you an opportunity to get used to your surroundings, gather your thoughts and give you a confidence boost before speaking. Do give it a try. This is the ‘power of the pause’.
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