Imposter syndrome. We all experience it from time to time, myself included, in various degrees, but is it a case of mistaken identity? In this post, I explore why our imposter syndrome could be intuition in disguise.
Last week I tweeted my last tweet explaining that I was ditching Twitter. I have written a lot about the importance of online professional presence for those who want to keep up to date on what’s happening in their industry. So why this sudden contradiction? In this post, I explain all.
Has it been a while since you’ve had an interview? Do you hate being put on the spot to talk about yourself for an hour to strangers? Are you worried about embarrassing yourself by not being able to answer a question? Or worse, starting to answer a question and having no idea where you’re going with it? In this post, I talk about different ways to improve your confidence so that your nerves don't get in the way of your next big opportunity!
You can learn so much from networking events and build authentic professional relationships with new people. But for those who are more introverted or find socialising with strangers awkward, these can seem like a sort of singles’ night for professionals. In this post, I talk about how fun they can be, and the techniques you can use to get the most out of these events without the use of a single cheesy chat-up line.
Sometimes you might feel intimidated working with people who are more senior than you. As this is an inevitable necessity of working life, assessing how you react to certain people and situations will help you re-evaluate the situation pragmatically and put in place coping mechanisms.
Now you understand the 5 steps you can take to calm your nerves before a presentation, here are 5 more tips on what you can do during a presentation.
Presentations make you feel sick? Everyone looking at you, dry mouth, clammy hands, a little light headed, palpitations, awkward blushing? Glossophobia outranks the fear of death, so as an introvert, it's probably the last thing you want to do. In the first of a two-parter, here are the first 5 steps you can do to help you with your nerves.