Most days I need to present something to a group of people online. And I am still nervous every time. Sometimes more than others, but every time there are butterflies in me wondering what’s going to happen.
Will the content connect? Will I be able to connect with the audience? Is the story going to land? How do I take them on a journey? Is it boring? Have I misunderstood the audience? Will it contribute to the change we are trying to make?
Preparation and practice doesn’t make the nerves go away, but they do help with making changes while presenting.
Creating or contributing to change is never linear or without nerves. In fact the nerves are often a signpost of doing something worthwhile. Embrace the nerves. Expect them. And use them to push yourself to do the hard work.