Ask the person next to you, “Hey, can you create a slide presentation for me?” Then say, “I’m only kidding.” Seriously, ask the person next to you and watch their reaction at this moment. It will be important later.
Many people are stricken with fear and dodge the mere thought of creating a presentation for someone else. Why is this? Confidence. In my experience, there is a visible difference in audience behavior based on the confidence level of the presenter.
Have you ever missed or forgotten a line? The one you practiced so hard to remember! You’re thinking, “This is the worst day of my life.” You may apologize, stumble, keep going, or ask to start over. Others may continue the conversation forward and finish strong, but lingeron the mistake. It is all situational.