The audience takes its cue from the presenter. When the presenter looks comfortable, the audience feels comfortable. When the presenter looks uptight, the audience feels uptight.
Comfort is your job, not theirs
As a presenter, you can’t expect the audience to go out of its way to make you feel comfortable. It’s not their job. It’s your job to do that for the audience. And the audience will wait for you–but not very long.
Get comfortable ahead of time
The fastest way to do that is to take charge of the room long before you begin.
To do that you must get familiar with the space where you will present. In this video, I’ll show you how to do that long before you get to the front of the room.