Stage fright is the single biggest obstacle to becoming a confident presenter on stage and on camera. It feels so bad that people push it away, but that actually makes it worse. Feeling nervous before presenting or speaking to a group actually makes sense. It goes with the territory, means it’s important to you. Professionals actually learn to embrace Stage Fright because they know, properly managed, it can help them be more engaging and interesting to watch.
There is an antidote to stage fright. The cure for stage fright is rehearsal and practice. If you don’t rehearse and practice, stage fright will derail you. Now, be warned, it doesn’t go away entirely, but dissipates just enough so that you can use it to work for you rather than against you.
Managing stage fright by practicing and rehearsing diligently will help you become the confident presenter you were meant to be.