May 18, 2022, 6:29 PM
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Thorough research before a presentation is one of my strengths. Before presentations, healthcare providers must prepare themselves by researching the presented topics. For instance, I often allocate sufficient time to studying other researchers’ works on a topic I have to present before the actual presentation. This strategy has proven helpful to me as it helps me grasp important information that could have been left out before the presentation. Besides, I am seeking other methods of improving my presentation skills.
Although I may prepare early for my presentations, nervousness is my greatest weakness. It is never easy for me to get ready for big presentations without suffering from mild panic attacks, fear, and anxiety out of the desire for things to go well. Symptoms I experience during such moments include having queasy feelings in the stomach, dry throat, sweaty palms, and having a blank mind when about to give the audience the opening lines.
Despite facing these challenges, I am determined to work past them and become a better speaker. Some of the strategies that I borrowed from Raja (2017) to become a better speaker include conducting a mock presentation to my friends and family before presenting to other audiences, working with mentors before presentations, and slowing down when delivering the presentations. These strategies have proven helpful in curbing nervousness before, during, and after presentations.
Raja, F. (2017). Anxiety level in students of public speaking: Causes and remedies. Journal of Education and Educational Development,