I’ve been asked to present at a conference and as the time looms closer my foe – self doubt – is creeping in. I’m trying not to let it take over but it’s almost crippling me to the point of paralysis. I’m presenting on the importance of effective information architecture and I don’t want to regurgitate the mountain of information that’s already out there.
Even though I’ve nearly reached the point of paralysis about what to say, I have started putting notes together. Finding examples takes lots time so if anyone knows of any websites that present their information extremely well, or not, please let me know. As it is I will be finalising this presentation during my holidays which is not what I had planned.
Then of course there’s the delivery of the presentation. I have presented before, but don’t do it very often and haven’t done it for ages. I would rather get up and sing them a song than present to them. Having said that, I used to be scared of doing that but because I’ve done it a few times I’m not so scared now. Again, any tips here would be good.
In the meantime I’m well into my secondment at work and crossing my fingers that everything will work out okay there too.
All I can say is be careful what you wish for. If I remember rightly I was saying a few months ago that I was ready for a change. Now changes have been thrust upon me and it’s kind of overwhelming.
I’m hoping I will look back upon this time and think that I freaked out over nothing.