Tomorrow is the first day of BUCLD (Boston University Conference on Language Development) and I’m so excited to give my first talk on Saturday!
Public speaking is a phobia for a lot of folks, but I’ve rarely found it difficult. (Knock on wood.) This isn’t because social interaction is seamlessly easy for me (I wish!) but because I practice, practice, practice. This time, I gave 2 practice talks at lab meetings, and I’ve gone over my slides with my PI each week as I made incremental edits.
So the end result is a talk that I feel confident delivering – and confidence is key!