The lecture is written. The facts are there. And so is the anxiety.
Particularly the anxiety, as I have a problem.
I have verbal diarrhoea.
I am the Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi of public speaking.
Except, in my head, I sound perfectly normal, and when 50 pairs of eyes are not hanging on my every (high-speed) word, I talk reasonably normal.
Argh. I need either hypnosis, a shot of gin, or a tranquiliser dart before entering the room.