Are you laughing (or crying) at that question? Do you think it has no answer?
It’s a great question, actually. I hope you’ll consider it.
Perhaps you may not suffer from sweaty palms, dry mouth, a pit in your stomach, shaky knees, and a distinct feeling that you’d much rather be climbing Mt. Everest. You might love presenting to an audience and feel completely at peace about it. Perhaps you look forward to it with delight, give the presentation with naturalness and assurance, and look back on it with gratitude that it was so enjoyable.
If, however, even the thought of standing up and speaking (or singing, acting, dancing, or playing the bagpipes) with people watching you makes you feel queasy, please pause. Ponder the question. Write down any thoughts that come to you — whether they’re silly, sarcastic or sincere. Live with them awhile. Honor the best of them.
Can you be yourself in front of a group, feel comfortable and natural, and present your talents with grace and ease?
(I know the answer to that one.)