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How can you eliminate nervousness?
Avoid preparing or rehearsing and pretend you don’t have to give a speech.
Take a deep breath and relax.
Practice your presentation, edit, review, and ask for feedback until you have practiced enough to know you are well prepared.
Is it normal to be nervous before a speech?
No, it is unnatural and uncommon.
Yes, if your boss is in the audience.
Yes, most people are nervous before a speech.
Will the audience know how much you have practiced to eliminate your nerves?
Yes, they will be able to guess.
Your audience will not know if you have practiced once or 100 times. All they will see is the final product of your hard work.
Your audience will be able to tell if you have practiced a lot by how good your speech is.