Inherently, you have an inclination to become afraid when you climb the stage. With all eyes peering at you from all directions, you are justified to switch to panic mode.
Do You Know Fidgetting Is A Normal Reaction
Confidence At Stake, But Your Audience Wants You To SucceedI am trying to be as concise as possible. So I am going to go straight to that important valid reason why you probably fidget on stage. The very fear that you will go wrong remains the most important reason why many people fear when made to present on stage. Other activities that require precision also have similar outcomes. For example, you trying to inject a hypodermic needle into a patient in the hospital or clinic. There is the inherent fear of going wrong when it comes to delicate matters as precision and stage situations.
As a matter of fact, I have watched people with great content fumble at the sight of the crowd. I myself, I'm a living testimony.
The truth is, you actually become afraid because of that inherent fear of failure. Whereas this reason may be considered a normal part of life, I am here to diffuse away, the legitimacy of that reason so that you can see more light to remain confident.
Confidence Before ContentYour content matters much when you are on stage. You evaluate your self based on your level of proficiency in whatever you are doing on the stage, the moves you've got, and other distinguishing arts. But on the other hand, your audience checks your confidence out first before they do for your content.
Confidence here is like a two-edged sword in the sense that, one side gives you a convincing/non-fearful presence and the other reinforces your content. In reinforcing your content, I mean you get to actually do more than you think you know how to when you are confident.
In a presentation or demonstration involving a panel of judges, they would often find their way to know your true content and your level of confidence equally. But judges are rarely present in common presentations. I don't know for certain if judges succeed in equally accessing the true levels of confidence and content but I know for sure that your general audience just wants you to be confident and succeed.
Just before I conclude this post, let me just recommend one easy way to muster confidence during your preparations for your presentation. Confidence all begins during your hours of preparations. This I the time when you will tell yourself that you're going to be alright. The truth is true confidence only comes when you believe in yourself no matter what content you've gathered or you've not. When confidence comes before anything else, your preparation comes in easy and better. And then, your content also easily flows out when you need it most.