Jul 24, 2009

What bothers you most before a presentation?

What is the one thing that bothers you most, just before you are about to deliver a presentation? It's on top of your mind and it bugs you. Think about the last time you were about to present. What was worrying you the most?

This is my question to anyone who is reading this post. Share your answer through email (vivek at jazz factory.in) or by leaving a comment here. I will try eliminating that worry forever. That's my promise.


  1. Hi Vivek,
    I am doing my MBA at S.P. Jain Institute of Management. I have been following your blog for sometime now. I found it very informative and useful. I have used some of your ideas in my presentations. :)

    What bothers me most is how to open the presentation effectively so tat it would capture the attention of the audience?


  2. Hi Gopal

    It is nice to hear that you have liked the ideas and even used them in your presentations.

    Thanks for the sharing your thoughts on the question. I would definitely come back to you on this.

  3. hi vivek,i stammer a bit and that makes it very difficult to give presentations.I cant even make eye contact with audience.. I get very nervous while giving presentations and i always have this fear that what kind of impression will i create after such a disaster.. please help me!!

  4. @Anonymous
    You stammer because of a natural problem. Don't hold it against you. Don't get over excited and increase your stammering.

    Practice hard before every talk. Speak slowly and take your focus away from your stammering problem.

    I would like to talk more. Why don't you drop me an email.