Jason Hautala RN
I HATE doing this, but it is helpful. Have someone film you giving a talk in front of people and find out what your nervous habits are. Back when I wore a ring, I was a ring spinner … I would spin my ring around with my other hand. Since then I will wring my hands or twist the bottom of my shirt. Find out what your nervous habits are so you can not do them. You want to look relaxed and confident. Everyone gets nervous, the key is not looking like it. Also, record your voice while giving a talk and find out what your filler words are, and try to limit them. I was mortified to hear how often I say “ah” while talking. Others say “um” or “like” or something else. Many interviews are one on one, but some places use a panel, so be comfortable talking in front of more than one person.
Eye contact. If it is one on one, look the other person in the eye (not wide eyed like a serial killer, but don’t look away to think when they ask you something.) If it is a panel, look at each person in the eye, spending most of your eye time on the person that asked the question, and look at the person that is talking.