When you think about presenting without planning ahead of time, how do you feel? Nervous, excited, anxious, stressed, happy? Take a moment to think about the following situations:

•   You’re asked to give a five-minute update on a project you know nothing about at the weekly staff meeting.

•   You’re asked one challenging question during an interview for a job you’re really excited about, and you’re thrown completely for a loop because you were not expecting it at all. And this isn’t a survival job, this is something that would turn into a career and make moves for you. And now you might not get it, all because of that one question and your deer-in-the-headlights look.

•   You’re headed to a networking event, one that matters, not ...

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