This web-based tool presents a set of recommendations and tips that help hospitality managers (and other speakers) become more confident presenters. Speech anxiety is common but does not have to detract from a presentation. The tool offers a comprehensive list of strategies that the presenter can use before, during, and after a presentation. By selecting and implementing a few appropriate strategies, even the most nervous presenters can improve how they think and feel about their delivery skills—and how they perform in front of an audience. The tool summarizes research on what works to reduce anxiety and allows users to create a custom, individual plan, using a selected combination of cognitive, physical, and affective strategies presented here. The link for the tool can be found within the instructions below.
Newman, A. (2015). How to feel confident for a presentation…and overcome speech anxiety. Cornell Hospitality Tools, 6(1), 6-9.