Rehearse: The Search for Imperfection

Nowhere does the little voice in the back of my head scream as loud as when I anticipate standing up in front of an audience to deliver a presentation. Here’s a sample of what I hear:

I can’t show I’m nervous.

They won’t like me.

They’ll embarrass me.

They’ll look for what I don’t know.

They’ll look for something to disagree with.

They’ll see me sweat.

I’ll have to impress them with how much work I did.

I’ll have to justify the time I put into preparing.

I’ll have to justify the fees.

I’ll leave spaces for you to fill in what your voice says to you:

What is it about the prospect of standing up in front of an audience that causes so much fear? Are we afraid of making a mistake, of looking bad, of ...

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