Job Interviews | Handling Nerves When Doing A Job Interview Presentation

Hi it's Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements.

In this video, I want to talk a little bit about handling nerves when you're doing a job interview presentation.

Now, I think we'd all agree that presentations, particularly when the stakes feel a little higher, are always a wee bit of a challenge.

We're always going to be a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious.

So what's five things I'd say to you when it comes to handling nerves when doing a job interview presentation?

The first thing I'd say is just accept that you're going to be nervous.

It just goes with the territory when it comes to giving any kind of presentation, when the eyes are on you so just accept the nerves you've got are completely normal.

Secondly, ahead of giving your presentation, just try to do some breathing exercises, some deep breathes in and breathes out, just to actually calm yourself down, relax yourself a little bit.

Third thing I'd say is practice tongue twisters.

These are little statements that you see over and over again a little bit faster each time, such as she sells seashells on the seashore so that you can start to really get your tongue working and get yourself warmed up.

Also, think about pacing.

You see, one of the things I notice when people present and particularly in job interviews is they gallop through the presentation.

So be conscious of the pace you're going at.

Create little gaps so that you, um, don't start going too fast.

And remember the job interview presentation, you've got plenty of time.

You can pace yourself.

And the final thing is. Think about props or, even analogies that you could use to actually bring your presentation to life and make you feel a little bit more comfortable when it comes to presenting.

 So maybe just showing something.

So that's kind of five little tips for handling nerves when doing a job interview presentation.

I hope you've found that valuable.

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About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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