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HarveyBanger
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Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
I fricken hate public speaking. Should be about 50 or so people. Not a shy person at all, just something about it that makes me extremely uncomfortable but the boss asked me to do this a few weeks back.

Anyone else as much of a puss as me ?


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Finished! Boss said I killed it. No better feeling in the world. Felt on top of the world. When I first started I could feel my voice cracking. I stared at one person in the audience for 30 seconds just talking and it took off from there. Thanks OT
This post was edited on 3/15 at 5:43 pm


jimbeam
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Once you get rolling you’ll be fine. Focus on someone who looks interested.


Cracker
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Member since Nov 2009
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Nope
If you actually know the information it’s not an issue beta


dbeck
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Member since Nov 2014
15498 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Don't sweat it. Everyone else in that room will just be counting down the seconds until they get to leave.


4LSU2
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Maybe you will start crying in the middle and have to leave the room.


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bird35
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Member since Sep 2012
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
The more you practice before the speech the better it will be.



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tigerbait3488
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Just go in relaxed knowing its a Friday and you on easy street the rest of the day once this is done. Also, study your presentation and know the material. Piece of cake


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HarveyBanger
Member since Mar 2018
303 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
I know the information better than anyone in that office. It’s the reason my boss asked me to do this. I just get those jitters


Porkchop Express
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Practice and pacing.

You'll kill it.


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JudgeHolden
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Gila River
Member since Jan 2008
7719 posts

re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Slow. The. frick. Down.

Biggest mistake is talking to fast because you are nervous.


LSUTigersVCURams
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Member since Jul 2014
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Humans evolved to be afraid of public speaking. Being up there in front of those people, you're vulnerable. They could gang up and kill you. They probably won't, but they could.


Anonymous95
Member since Sep 2014
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
quote:

Once you get rolling you’ll be fine.

He’s right. As long as you know the material, just get past the first few minutes and before you know it, you’ll be done.


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tigerbait121
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
If you’re not nervous, you don’t care.
Being nervous is good.


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fallguy_1978
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
I hate it too and have to do it occasionally. Rehearsing several times makes it better for me.


WaydownSouth
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Member since Nov 2018
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Me. I had to give an hour long CE session to healthcare members at the hospital I was on rotation at in school. Legit almost threw up prior to talking. Nothing like trying to teach people when you are probably the dumbest one in the room


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LSUJML
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<——- Raises hand from back of room


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Murray
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Try to keep busy until it’s time to to present. It’s the anxiety that builds up in the downtime before that’s a killer. Keep your mind as occupied as possible.


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shutterspeed
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Member since May 2007
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Even experienced speakers have great anxiety about public speaking.

I've found that making small talk with as many audience members as possible before the presentation helps relieve anxiety a ton.


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Shave your balls tonight and rub one out 30 minutes before the meeting.


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biglego
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow
Imagine them all naked.

Maybe they’ll actually be naked and it’ll be easier.


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