Smile Through the Pain

One simple way to deal with Presentation Anxiety is to Smile Through the Pain. My good friend Jim Smith, the Executive Happiness Coach here in Cleveland knows a lot about how smiles can impact your happiness. And his current blog discusses the Power of Smiles –

What he suggests about the impact of smiling on overall mental and physical health also directly applies to workplace presentations.  A few of his comments:

  •  ‘Smiling …  releases endorphins that can create a more positive mood.’
  • ‘A smile is the universal sign that one is experiencing a good feeling … and tells us much about mood … ‘
  • ‘A Leader who …  carries genuine smile … is perceived as more trustworthy and approachable.’

So … Smile Through the Pain of your next presentation. And your audience will probably smile back you in appreciation.