I’ve never introduced anyone before, and now I’m trying to come up with something cogent to say about a guy who’s coming to our campus on Monday. What’s more, I have to say whatever it is that I come up with not once, but twice, since this guy is speaking at two separate events on Monday. I’ve heard him speak once, and I use his online resources a lot… but that doesn’t sound like enough of an introduction.
Of course, these are both pretty informal events, so I keep telling myself not to stress about this. Not that this tactic EVER helps me not to stress about stuff. But I try it all the time anyway: “Now Iris, it’s just a [fill in the blank here]. This is nothing to worry about. So what are you worried about? It’s STUPID to worry about this stuff! GET A GRIP!!” You see how it goes. Does this sound calming?
I didn’t think so.