Keep Your Cool Hide your frazzled nerves when the pressure's on.
Whether you're making a sales presentation, giving a speechor holding a crucial meeting with a big client, as an entrepreneur,there are plenty of situations that can make you sweat. How do youkeep your cool when the pressure heats up?
Presentation Problem: Dry mouth
Quick Fix: Suck on a drool-inducing hard candy (try greenapple or lemon) right up until your presentation.
If That Fails: If your mouth is so dry your lips stick toyour teeth, coat your upper teeth with a thin layer ofVaseline.
Presentation Problem: Knocking knees/shaky hands
Quick Fix: Keep the offending body part behind the podium or underthe table.
If That Fails: No podium or table? Pace back and forth orgesticulate so no one notices your quivering.
Presentation Problem: Embarrassing stomach noises
Quick Fix: Speak loudly and don't let a potentiallydisastrous silence fall.
If That Fails: Make a "decoy noise" with a chair,briefcase or squeaky pointer, or stand far enough away that yourgurgles can't be heard.
Presentation Problem: Blushing
Quick Fix: Get a tan; your pink flush won't show asmuch.
If That Fails: Ride it out. Most people feel sympathy whenthey see you turn tomato.