Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Nerve: 4 Ways to Take Charge of Jitters

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Prepare to Not Wuss Out Under Pressure

Sometimes, we have it down cold. Then, just when it’s time to show it, we blow it.  From deer-in-headlights, sweating, shaking, can’t-do-it anxiety to mildly annoying apprehension, nerves are natural responses to being watched, heard, or evaluated.

Old adages don’t help. Butterflies don’t fly in formation, so our imaginations just snicker at that impossibility.  Visualizing the audience undressed or in some other vulnerable position requires too much psychic stress to conjure too many unwelcome images.

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