Recruiting people with the ability to handle pressure could have a significant impact on a company’s performance. From a recruiter's’ perspective it would be worthwhile to delve deeper into the subject and understand why people tense up and why others do not.
Composure and being in control of one’s nerves is key during business meetings. Can you imagine a life with no pressure? No jitters before an exam? No beads of sweat before a job interview? We would all be calm and focused to reach our goal. This is obviously somewhat of an impossible dream. However there are a few techniques one could use to prevent from getting tongue tied during stressful situations.
If they are able to trust their subconscious competence, people can significantly calm their nerves. This can be done by familiarising with a situation beforehand. If we do not fear the unexpected we are less likely to stress and over excite ourselves. Even though we may be very prepared we may still feel nervous but if we are mentally focused we find it easier to deal with your nerves
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