|This is me, I know scary!|
Here are a few ways in which I reduced my level of stress.
- Thought of the positives, I can put that I have delivered a lecture to over 200 people on my CV, it is a great learning experience and the more I speak publicly the better I will get at it!
- I am going to be very prepared, the more I know the subject, the easier it will be to give the lecture. The worst idea is to put it off, to try to forget about it and hope it will go away, It won't it will in the end just cause you more stress. Throw yourself into the work head on.
- Practice, similar to the point above, but I am going to practice lots! My poor house mates will have to listen to me over and over again and I will record myself giving the lecture so that I can hear myself and hear what I need to improve.
- Feign confidence. I think this is very important, I am generally told I give good presentations and that I am seen as confident. However it is all fake, most of the time I am terrified but I pretend that I am confident and people tend to believe the act!
P.S Remember soon all that stress will be gone, everything passes, It will get better, always remember that!