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Work It Out If you don't do any kind of physical exercise now's the time to start. You don't want to look starched as you walk to the front of the room. Stretch out your body. Get that body limber so you can move effortlessly and breathe efficiently throughout the day. Before you get out of bed stretch like a cat. Once you're stand- ing upright on the floor, reach your arms up to the ceiling, inhale, hold your breath for the count of five, and slowly re- lease it. Bend over and touch your toes; then let your arms and hands dangle in front of you. 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 PERFORM: Putting on Your Best Show... 141 and I won't consume spicy foods, or anything that may dehydrate me or give me acid reflux in mid-presentation. Your body should not be tak- ing over your mind while you're speaking. You're there to inform and inspire your audience. It's about them, not about you." NOISE BLASTER! When we're stressed it seems all good eating habits go out the window. But that's the time when we need to eat smart. If nothing else, start with a healthy breakfast.