It’s no secret that people fear interviews, auditions, and most of all, public speaking. As Jerry Seinfeld put it, “The average person at a funeral would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
Before interviews and auditions I always get nervous and have to psyche myself up. Usually by the time the actual event comes around, I’ve calmed down and nail it. It’s by no inherent confidence that I do this, since most of the time I can’t eat and feel the horrible twisting of my stomach just like anyone else. Pre-game determination and steps to psychologically get yourself ready will far outweigh even the most overconfident person’s preparedness.
Here are some of the most helpful things you can do to boost your confidence and overcome your fear.