20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Fuel Your Mental Engine

Let’s start with some preparation tips.
Dopamine and epinephrine help regulate mental alertness. Both come from tyrosine, an amino acid found in proteins.
So make sure to include protein in the meal you eat before you need to be at your best. And don’t wait until the last minute. When you’re really nervous the last thing you may want to do is eat.
Watch Amy Cuddy on the power of body language