I’ve given hundreds of speeches, but every so often, I get nervous before a big speech.
I always get excited before speeches. I always get butterflies. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the feeling you get in your stomach when the plane hits turbulence and drops unexpectedly.
This is usually the case before I speak on bigger stages, in front of bigger crowds, who are experiencing me and my message for the first time.
So what do I do? How do I control the nerves?