23 May How to deliver when the pressure is on!
Here I am getting ready present my report at the New York Stock Exchange four years ago in my Reuters TV anchor days. Here’s what I learned about how to deliver with confidence when the pressure is on!
1. Prepare, prepare, prepare – there is no such thing as being over prepared!
2. When nerves start to kick in, remind yourself of some of your greatest accomplishments – that will give you a much needed boost of confidence. Tell yourself “if I was able to achieve that past accomplishment – I can surely deliver right now in this moment”.
3. If you make a mistake or falter, correct yourself and move on, do not dwell on the mistake. Keep moving forward and tell yourself that you can revisit the mistake once your meeting or presentation is over.