In preparing for a speech, news conference, interview or any public event, take time to find
somewhere to spend a few minutes to relax and get centered.
You can do this in a vehicle, a studio waiting room, a washroom, even on a chair in a crowded
Sit comfortably with your hands hanging loosely at your sides. Close your eyes. Take deep and
slow breaths, then exhale gently. Try to block out all thoughts and surrounding noise.
The exercise is well worth the effort for the peace and relaxation that it provides. It slows you down
and it centres you so that you can perform at your best.