"It is really important before you do any presentation or pitch to know what want from that situation. Make an imprint in your mind of how you want it to be in the end. Visualise the final moments as everyone's getting ready to switch off zoom or leave the room – how does it look? What can you hear people saying and how do you want to feel inside?
Create that feeling and then imagine a circle, in that circle are those thoughts and then place it on your seat and imagine yourself literally sitting in the middle of the circle. Then your mind will have the ability to take you there.
A lot of the time people think only about what they don’t want. I hope I am not nervous. I hope people don’t think I am stupid. I hope I don’t get my words wrong – your mind doesn't understand ‘negative’ it’s just hearing be nervous, be anxious or be stressed.
If you feel negative, you will see all the evidence to suggest it’s not going well. Every facial expression, every body movement will support that negative thought of I am not good enough. But if you envision it as you want it to be and think I will smash this, you will see that belief is reinforced in the same way you would a negative preconception."