"There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars."
I've never felt that being shy was one of my weak points. Putting myself out there, connecting with people I don't know yet either one on one or in a large group is something I have a lot of experience with. However ... yesterday I had a presentation scheduled that put me a little outside of my comfort zone.
I won't call it being nervous but I do think I was dreading the moment just a bit. Maybe because it was a corporate obligation or ... maybe not.
In the job I'm doing now, I meet with perfect strangers in their homes every single day and spend up to 3 hours with them giving a presentation, so it's not like I'm really out of practice or anything.
All went well, and I actually enjoyed that two hour investment of time. The networking part of it will no doubt pay off in the long run and ... I've got 4 more similar situations to get booked for myself ASAP.