Tell Yourself This Little White Lie to Become a More Confident Presenter

Aristotle once wrote: “The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.” When it comes to presenting to an audience, he’s right – you never want to lie to your listeners. Where I beg to differ with one of the greatest philosophers of all time is that when it comes to managing your anxiety, telling yourself a little white lie might not only be in order, but be necessary to get you over the fear, terror and horror that comes with standing up in front of a room, feeling alone, exposed and judged.

So, speaking of feeling alone, exposed and judged, how does the fear of public speaking show up for you?

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