Public speaking and presentations
As a new graduate, we often think that honing our technical skills is our number one priority. While being a technically-skilled veterinarian is incredibly important, we also have to build relationships with our clients. Effective communication and presentation skills can help young practitioners build trust with producers and the public. Unfortunately, the fear of public speaking or “glossophobia” is believed to affect 75% of people, making it one of the most universal fears. Armed with an un¬derstanding of how fear impacts your body, presentation tips and tricks as well as stress-mitigation techniques, veterinar¬ians can begin to face their fears of public speaking and share information in a more impactful way.