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Do you hate presenting in front of groups of people?  Do you get nervous and start sweating before a big work proposal?  Well, don’t sweat it (literally!)  Check out these 7 ways to combat your fear of public speaking and change your perspective about your next speech.

1. Breathe Properly

Breathing in without breathing out causes hyperventilation and worsens anxiety. Just before your speech take five minutes and breathe in to the count of seven and out to the count of eleven (quick count-not seconds!). When you exhale, hold it a second before breathing in again. This will produce quick and lasting calm. Remember extending the out breath calms you down.

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