So last week we learned how to present an infographic, which was quite fun. I have to admit that I’m not really a gifted speaker. The moment I’m in front of an audience I completely start stressing out, which results in stammering, stumbling over words etc…
I think a lot has to do with the fact that I’m always overprepared. I know that presenting isn’t my highest strength so I try to stick to my original plan as much as possible. However, learning a presentation by hard and stressing out is probably the worst combination ever. In fact this whole thing is one big contradiction. I’m actually pretty good at improvising. I’m not a world class actor either but I do appreciate behaving in some theatrical way, without having to worry about content or a script, though for some reason I lose this ability when presenting something ‘serious’ to an audience.
Back to last week. At the end of the class we had to present an infographic to our group. It went rather well and I got positive feedback about the content of my presentation, but again, my group members told me I was not relaxed enough.
This certainly remains an important point to work on!