Anne is part of the finance team at your company. During lunch, she tells you that she has to give an important presentation to several clients at the end of the week. She is afraid of speaking in front of clients because she is very shy. What advice can you give her?

(A) Ignore your nerves.

(B) Ask someone else to do it.

(C) They probably won’t pay attention anyway.

(D) Preparing well helps with confidence.

(E) Do speech exercises beforehand.

(F) Treat the presentation like a performance.


Preparation is the key to speaking in front of people. You need to prepare what you have to speak beforehand because it gives you confidence. Speech exercises can also help you speak in public and treating the presentation like a performance helps you steady up for the event.


This question is a part of the Check Your Knowledge section of the first lesson Discover the speaker in you from the Speaking in Public course. You can check out all the answers to this exam on our Speaking in Public Answers page.

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