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How to learn to care less about what people think?

I have a presentation in a couple of days and now I'm worried about practising it with/in front of my group. I have come to the conclusion that it is because I am to worried and care too much about what they might think about me. I've always cared about people's opinions more than necessary and I'm beginning to get tired of it. What are some tips on how to be more at peace with yourself and disregard others' opinions when needed?

Asked By: LEO ღ - 1/10/2011
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People will think what they want anyhow and those who are your friends will want you to relax and just prepare well for the presentation. Get it all written down on paper and make it interesting. If you write a good presentation that shows committment and even if you seem nervous when you stand there, that is something... More
Answered By: Vera Gabriele - 1/10/2011
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First, they want you to do well - everyone likes a good presentation. They're not out to get you... More
Answered By: Simon_Aus - 1/10/2011
 
The best way to get through one of these without worry is rehearsal. Avoid the mistake of thinking that talking to a group is different from talking to one person, which you find easy. Do you think those people care much how you do? Do you care much how they do?
Answered By: RWPossum - 1/10/2011
 
Don't look at your presentation as a sales pitch. Try to think of it as a chance to educate your audience. Think of yourself as doing a service.
Answered By: raggnaar - 1/10/2011
 
picture them in their underwear. they will now just be a group of people in their undies thinking about how horrible your presentation is
Answered By: Horrible Advice - 1/10/2011
 
First of all you must be satisfied with your own presentation and believe in it and yourself. Prepare well and think that your IQ and ability is better than many of those would be there. Think of all the questions that you think can be asked and objections may be raised. Prepare in advance to deal with them. You should... More
Answered By: Shah K - 1/10/2011
 
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