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Is it normal to be nervous in business situations like meetings, presentations and events?
It is normal to be nervous when giving a speech.
Yes, it is a normal human reaction to be nervous in situations where you feel uncomfortable or uncertain.
No, it is uncommon to be nervous in business situations.
What is the problem with appearing nervous or uncomfortable when interacting with clients, customers or colleagues?
There is no problem in appearing nervous or uncomfortable.
You may come across as rude or standoffish.
If you are uncomfortable, the people around you will also feel uncomfortable and may not be receptive to your messages.
How can you start to appear less nervous in business situations?
Identify your actions and mannerisms when you are relaxed.
Identify your actions and mannerisms when you are relaxed, and contrast with your body language when you are nervous. Practice eliminating the nervous behaviors and incorporating your relaxed ones.
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