Sarah has been invited to present her most recent project in front of her entire department. The presentation is today, but her nerves are starting to get the best of her. She’s got about 10 minutes before she has to start. What can she do to manage her stress and ensure that the presentation goes well?

Q.1 – She should remind herself that if she has a memory lapse, she just needs to smile and to look for a friendly face.

(A) YES

(B) NO

Q.2 – She shouldn’t drink any water, because it could make her sweat during the presentation.

(A) YES

(B) NO

Q.3 – She should mentally repeat her first sentence over and over before she enters the room.

(A) YES

(B) NO

Q.4 – She should do an articulation exercise to make her speech more fluid.

(A) YES

(B) NO

Explanation

Sarah can use different tactics like drinking water, doing articulation exercises and repeating the opening sentence of the speech mentally. This will allow her to keep off stress and help her to keep calm under pressure.

Conclusion

This question is a part of the Check Your Knowledge section of the fifth lesson Deliver a professional presentation 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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