Surprisingly, the anxiety is all ANTICIPATORY.
Think about it......how likely is puking, wetting, pooting, seizing, catatonia, heart attack, fainting going to happen?
I have been told I am extremely calm in appearance when presenting. I have to lead groups every so often......and my biggest fear is lack of preparation! Having enough to present.......so I work a little extra and get to know my material a little more. No biggie.
The audience knows the nerves; they aren't going to think anything. Half of them don't want to attend, but do so. The others are interested in the information.
I remember pretending I am a weatherman (that was my dream job) and looking at a camera at the back of the room during my presentation.
In high school, I ended up winning an award for best weather presentation in Spanish class (completamente en espanol!). I learned a LOT of vocabulary in the process. I could still do it today!
You are a success story waiting to happen!
Live and let live VACUUMS more than a Hoover....
Live and HELP live is better!
TROLL ALERT STATUS:
CHAT -> BERT
FORUMS -> ERNIE
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WATCH WHAT YOU TYPE!