I used to actually have a phobia but now im just genuinley terrified. Its stupid i`m sure esp as i regularly address a room full of people on a subject but there are there because they want to know and i have the info iykwim. Plus its relaxed informal and fun. An inerview is not. I know the 3 panel managers. I cant use any props only prompt cards (done ) Ive practiced my presentation lots and lots and lots but o know this will happen : ill be so stressed even tho i know it i will have to look at my cards. the room will spin i wont see clearly or hear my voice it will be distant same level shaky echo ! my voice will shake and i`ll sound like a sheep ! My lips will quiver
And i`m supposed to look like i can manage a large awount of people and services which i know i can but i wont have to start each morning with a flipping presentation :-( Any tips very gratefully received I know to breath im a midwife ! but i wont do it will i ill be concentrating on all of the above ???
I hate presentations too! The best thing I find is to practise in front of someone. Can be your oh or friend or whatever - just needs to be another body. Just the added pressure of saying in front of someone else helps to practise and dissipate the nerves on the day.
Also I write down everything I want to say including the transitions between slides, then make sure that's all memorised, then take my notes down to just a buzzword of two. Otherwise you risk reading if off and sounding stilted. Sounds better probably if you wing it a bit more rather than plan a 'speech' but if you're really nervous then that's what I do.
Another thing I used to do was take off my glasses - then everyone was slightly hazy and I felt less on view!!! Again probably not a recommended course of action but helped me!!!
Good luck! The thought of it usually much much worse than the actual deed!