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reij48521d@TheMavenMoses i tried and still hate and fear it..
StefanH317020d@reij Just to follow up, I don’t know whether this would work for you, but it worked for me...
I presented to myself in a mirror probably 20 times over the 3 days. I presented to my gf at least 4 times (she is very patient!).
I felt like a complete idiot just about every single time and had crippling doubt throughout, but I kept reminding myself “it’s just talking. I’ve talked to people before”.
I also said out loud “the worst possible thing that can happen is I stumble my words and look like an idiot. I’ve looked like an idiot before. Nobody will remember it except me after 2 days”.
It was one of the toughest things I’ve done, but it was worth doing.
The department head I interviewed with was himself a poor presenter at one point. Nobody ever starts out with the confidence they think other people have.
StefanH317020d@reij I think that anxiety will never go away, it’s just that you can eventually learn to work through it.
I’m 40+ years old and it’s taken me all my adult life to even think about doing this.
Maybe present to 1 person first. Someone you know. Present something you know about.
I only had to present to 2 people, but it was still that nightmare of “these people are just looking at me, expecting me to talk confidently about something I barely understand and only had a short time to prepare for“.
You can definitely do it.