Presentation Stress

(AKA anxiety)

Stress:Definition

Stress (n) the state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances

Why can presenting be so stressful for some people?

Some people often think negative thoughts about their upcoming presentation that causes them to stress out such as

-What will everyone think?

-What if I mess up or get a bad grade?

-What if I forget what I was supposed to say?

Reactions to presentation stress

Some people may experience:

-nausea

-anxiousness/worry

-blanking out/forgetting

-might ignore people/or project

Places for help?

If you are dealing with stress, consider talking to a counselor or teacher. If not, there is a hotline you can reach by contacting this number: 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
It is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Some easy ways to handle presentation stress on your own

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