There could be many things most of it has to do with either unpreparedness or a lack of confidence due to inexperience. Being unprepared is the fault of the presenter there is no other advice to give here besides be prepared! Being prepared and having rehearsed is the ultimate tool to pulling off a successful presentation.
But, what about those who just lack confidence? Here it gets complicated… Even being prepared the faces staring you down, looking into your soul makes you think; what are you doing here? Then there are those members of the crowd who keep talking, who keep making remarks while you are trying to present. You feel as if the oxygen around you is thinning, your lips become dry and what was the next line?
Let those thoughts go. Live in the moment. Don’t do anything differently whether you’re presenting to 500 people or 5. You know your stuff. And if you forget your next line just make it up on the spot. They don’t know what you were going to say. Be conscious of your pitch and tone. And have water with you… Ever feel your throat drying up then take a break and have a sip of water.
Listen, they want to hear what you have to say. Don’t rush through it. Slow down everything; let your mind relax, look at the crowd they are looking at you they don’t want you to fail. So, relax. Say what you have to say, how you want to say it and take your time.
And remember you are not alone there are many who have the fear of public speaking. And with practice one step at a time you will get better. Don’t let one experience dictate your future.
Bismillah ir-rahman ir-raheem, Asalamulikum, my name is Anas and today we will be talking about…