India, Nov. 22 -- { Q+A }

(Hindustan Times) -- Clammy & smiley

(Hindustan Times) -- I'm a 30-year-old ad executive and on top of my career game. Yet, every time I have to address my team, I get nervous and keep wringing my hands. I also smile too much. How can I avoid this display of nervousness?

(Hindustan Times) -- -AK, Via email

(Hindustan Times) -- Nervousness is not a bad thing. Many veteran speakers and performers experience nerves before big events despite being well-practised. The key is to use nervousness to fuel you. Listening to upbeat music before you address your team can help. Also, smiling shows confidence and produces feel-good chemicals. The most important thing, though - don't run away from your nerves, lean into the...