Do any of these describe you?

  • I'm nervous about my next presentation
  • I have speech anxiety
  • I suffer from stage fright
  • I'm afraid of any kind of public speaking

If so, this course is for you! 

Managing Nervousness is designed for anyone wanting to learn how to address their nerves and no longer be held back by them. Using science as our guide, we'll separate fact from fiction, explore where nervousness comes from, and ultimately discuss a variety of ways to mitigate it. 

How this course works for you

  • Asynchronous

    We designed this course to be completely asynchronous - tune into lessons whenever you're ready. Each lesson is also short and to the point, allowing you to easily work it into your day.

  • Activity-forward

    All the theory in the world doesn't help unless you can practically apply it. This course introduces topics with evidence-based theory and then focuses on activities to help you apply what you've learned.

  • Buildable toolkit

    Nervousness is personal. That's why we've included 10+ techniques you can use ahead of, or during, a presentation to calm those butterflies. Pick what works best for you!

Curriculum overview

  1. Welcome!

  2. Fact Checking

  3. Myth Busting

  4. Technique Toolbox

  5. Conclusion

About this course

  • Free
  • 35 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Your Instructor

Melissa Enge

Chief Communication Officer

Melissa Enge has delivered over 60 public speaking and technical communication trainings while a Technical Program Manager and in-house presentation consultant at Indeed. A five-time state science fair champion, she has a degree in Linguistics from Stanford.