Tip #88: Handling the Anxiety of Presenting to Large Audiences

On September 27, 2005, Posted by , In presentation, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #88: Handling the Anxiety of Presenting to Large Audiences

Some people are very comfortable making presentations to small audiences. However, they may become anxious when they face the prospect of presenting to a very large audience. It’s the same presentation, isn’t it?- and the audience is only people, just more of them.. So, why the anxiety?

Let’s look at the obvious difference: the size of the audience. A smaller audience can seem more intimate, more accessible, and more manageable. It is also probable that you actually know or have some relationship with the members of a small audience. It may be a more informal session, with participants from your own organization. Plus, if you fall on your face, there are only a limited number of witnesses to your misery.… Read the rest