It strikes at the worst time possible. Your presentation is coming up, and your palms are getting sweaty. Public speaking is a notoriously stress-inducing exercise, and at some point, we all feel those pre-performance jitters. Earlier this month, we saw presentation anxiety at its worst when world-renowned director Michael Bay left the stage following a teleprompter malfunction at a recent press event. Other celebrities, including Barbara Streisand, Maya Angelou, and Grammy Award-winning singer Adele, have also suffered with bouts of stage fright.
Fortunately, there's plenty of ways to alleviate your anxiety before your next big meeting. Learn from other's mistakes, consider our suggestions below, and get those nerves in check.