On conquering your nerves
Another day, another departmental heads-together. Sad to say, I was arm-twisted into taking the minutes, of which the following is an accurate representation of events*.
"What... what are you doing?"
"Just a little tip my life coach taught me about speaking with confidence in meetings."
"Yes – and...?
"He told me – and you'll laugh – that the best way to conquer my nerves is to imagine that everybody in the room is naked."
"Right. OK. I can see how that can be effective. But that doesn't explain..."
"... so I'm imagining you naked. Turn to the right a bit. Alright."
"You disgust me."
"Has anyone got a tissue? A box of tissues?"
* May not be an accurate representation of events