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Nurses are increasingly required to give presentations, whether in front of their class, to the media or at conferences.

Nurses are increasingly required to give presentations, whether in front of their class, to the media or at conferences. Feeling nervous in such situations is common.

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The butterflies in your stomach signal your doubts about your ability to communicate ideas to an audience successfully. However, with a bit of prep work, presentations can become much less stressful and a lot more successful. Here’s how:

Whether you are doing a presentation for a live audience or a lone examiner, the number one key to success is to know your target audience. Understanding your audience can help you tailor appropriate content that will capture their interest and keep them engaged. Select a main message that you wish to impart and make sure you communicate it by the end of your presentation. Use simple language and images to make the message

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