The Sundry Times

Recently I saw a bunch of presentations and it reminded me of that time I wrote an essay about how to be fucking terrified of public speaking and still not die. I thought I would share it with you!

Protip: if you ever read an article whose title ends “For Introverts” you can assume that a majority of the advice will boil down to “don’t be an introvert”. Presentation advice in particular usually begins and ends with “Do it until you’re comfortable with it”. 

The hell with those assholes. I will never be comfortable presenting. So this is not for people who are inexperienced. It is for people who are terrified. Although it’s okay if you’re terrified and inexperienced.

(Most of my how-to articles start with “Books about this suck”. I should look into whether I have an attitude problem or whether everyone else is just more willing to lie.)

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    I really like this essay and the tips because they are very concrete and specific and don’t invoke silly calls to just...