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 ...