I have a class that I am teaching in a couple of weeks about creating a natural medicine chest. It's just an informal class in a private home, yet I am nervous and getting more so the closer we get to the October date. I have only taught this class one other time, last year, to a group of friends as a practice class. I read too much from my notes! I have taught children since I was a teenager, but teaching adults is much harder. Adults tend to be more judgmental and critical. And while children are usually brutally honest, are open and accepting for the most part.
Can you say eeeks!?
Any tips to help me get over my nerves or will it just happen over time as I teach the class a few more times? Or am I forever doomed to be nervous teaching/speaking in front of adults? Sigh.
1. practice your lesson couple of days/weeks in advance.
2. make sure you get enough sleep the night before
3. Take deep breaths during your speech/lesson, it will help you to be more relaxed.
4. Be yourself.
5.All those eyes starring a hole in you is disconcerting... Pick 2 people, one front right, the other left rear and just alternate talking to them. The rest of the people just disappear...:))