Blog # 4
Oral presentations are by far the hardest thing it seems in the world to do. I really can't think of a time where I feel more uncomfortable in my own skin than when standing in front of a group of people speaking. I have only in my life, been able to present a handful of presentations. What I have learned and think is one of the most important factors for success with this daunting task is not listening to the inner voice that tells you that "you are going to fail."
Yesterday afternoon, I had chickened out of presenting to the class. While watching my classmates presenting to the class a battle was going on inside of my head. It was a battle between "Yes,you can do this" and "No, you can't do this". I made a decision not to listen to the "No, you can't" voice and to face the fear. I felt like a nervous wreck during my presentation but the feeling of success afterwards, priceless.