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The Introverted Presenter: Ten Steps for Preparing and Delivering Successful Presentations by Richard Tierney

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CHAPTER  11

Time to Shine

Let It Flow

On the big day, your objective is to walk to the podium in a confident manner. You will be nervous, but that’s how it is.

Most professional actors still get nervous before every performance. Early in my theater career I was working backstage and saw that a very famous actor owned two very old enamel bowls that he placed in the wings of every theater in which he appeared. By mistake I “tided” them away; a kindly older stage manager took me to one side and explained. The bowls were there because he regularly vomited from stage fright. I heard a radio interview with the great man several years later saying that he embraced the stage fright as an important part of his performance; he said that the day he did ...

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