Many years ago, I feared public speaking.
I had all the classic symptoms of anxiety related to making a speech: I froze up. I felt sick. I wanted to be anywhere but in front of an audience. I tried to convince others that they were a better choice to make the speech.
Even if you have no interest in public speaking, anxiety about making presentations for co-workers or to senior management can adversely affect your chances for recognition and promotion. For this reason, the time to challenge your fear is now. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy fear of public speaking is overcome and how many opportunities there are to make presentations as part of your normal job duties.
In my opinion, a well-rounded credit professional looks at his or her strengths and weaknesses, and then makes the most of their strengths while addressing their weaknesses. What do you think?
Michael Dennis’ Covering Credit Commentary. Michael’s website is www.coveringcredit.com.
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