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1.  Stare deeply into one classmate's eyes for the entire presentation. That way you'll know you're not the most uncomfortable person in the room!

 

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2.  Lower expectations by performing poorly in the weeks and months leading up to the presentation. Also, trip a whole bunch on your way to the podium.

 

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3. Use power point. It ensures that everyone will stop paying attention almost instantly. Your mistakes will go unnoticed.

 

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4. Take your mind off the pressure by committing a horrible crime right before your presentation. You won't worry about mispronouncing "Dostoyevsky" when you're mind is back at the bank, wondering if you should have killed all the witnesses.

 

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5. Your professor and classmates probably can't tell how nervous you are. So don't draw attention to it by apologizing if you stumble over words, start crying, or throw up in someone's hair.

 

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6. Imagine everyone in their underwear. And imagine they're in their underwear because a tornado just blew through the lecture hall, ripping everyone's clothes off. But somehow, it left you clothed and unharmed. You stood strong and impervious while the ravishing winds spun around you-- as if you were some sort of 'chosen one' inherently superior to all mankind. And now you stand before this room of lowly mortals, as a God. Go ahead, give your presentation.