Most of us know how nerve-wracking it can be to lead a presentation at work. There are the nightmares beforehand about showing up naked to the conference room; the shaky legs and sweaty palms during the actual meeting; and the rumination afterward over your performance.
Fortunately, there may be a relatively simple way to alleviate much of this anxiety: Talk to yourself like you’d talk to someone else in the same situation.
According to research led by University of Michigan psychologist Ethan Kross, Ph.D., using either your first name or the pronoun “you” instead of “I” can make it easier to deal with stressful experiences.
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