If you're introverted or socially awkward (hi! I'm both), there's a good chance that presentations scare the bejaysus out of you.
But if you're introverted you've got all the more reason to shine in presentations!
But all the advice online about giving presentations isn't intended for the likes of us. Knowing how to structure a talk and avoid common problems is great, but we introverts need hacks to get over our specific problems too.
And imagining the audience naked? Just no.
Don't freak out - there'll be no enforced participation!
I'll take questions the whole way through and there'll be time at the end to brainstorm specific situations, but you won't be put on the spot or forced to speak if you don't want to.
I was so shy at school that I'd go bright red when I had to answer my name at roll call. I still struggle to ask for directions on the street, and have to rehearse my order in my head a million times at Starbucks.
But like some kind of savant, somehow I can give great presentations. I gave a wedding speech to 300 people without breaking sweat, and used to regularly address audiences of teenagers (tough crowd) as part of my job.
I actually find presentations way easier than everyday life, and I want to give other introverts the same opportunity to spread their awesome ideas.