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Presenting in Person

We convince by our presence.
Walt Witman

Our working lives call upon us to present ourselves in so many situations – from high stress interviews and business presentations to lower stakes but potentially still intimidating cocktail parties and conferences.

Have you ever felt awkward to meet new people at a networking event or experienced sweaty palms and rapid heart rate in an interview? Or anxiety overcomes you just before a big presentation? These feelings are more common than you might think.

This fourth building block offers tips to tackle face-to-face situations from cocktail parties to interviews and business presentations.

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