After watching u/Rian_Stone 's video (thank you, I really took a lot from it) I notice there's some quite constructive feedback given on the forum about presentation style/substance. It is obvious that a lot of the respondents have been in the position of presenter before, and have some good advice about how to do it well. Some of you were posting "how would I do if I were in Rian's position?" The reason I'm posting this is because... that's what I was thinking. I don't think I would do half as well.
And now I have been invited to give a presentation to a group of professionals at a conference, none of whom I know. Its in the STEM field, and in a relatively new area of that. I did consider it, and then reply that I would be happy to present (lean into discomfort, right). While I am thrilled to have been invited to talk, I am also... ahem... concerned.
It's been many many years since having to give presentations at college. In my work life, I've found that most of the presentations I have had to give have been to people I knew and who knew me and/or my work prior. Or were in a classroom or teaching setting and therefore less pressure.
I'm also going to be perhaps the least qualified in the room (but fuck it, they asked me so that must mean something...) which adds to my sense of fear. I don't have a LinkedIn profile (sure as hell ain't on FB or socials) so for a lot of people in the room this will literally be the first time they have seen/heard of me.
The feedback from this post was helpful. I'm not so retarded to ask "how would Chad give a presentation" but if you have any pointers, tips etc that I can use, it will be appreciated. I also don't have an alt account to post on reddit - I'm sure there are other subs - but since your opinion is valued I'm asking you.