NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Q: Noah, I'm only 26 and just earned the title of associate fashion editor at my company. I'm super psyched for this job. My catch issue: They want me to address the entire editorial staff with a 3 to 5 minute, "hello, here's my vision" speech. The position also demands monthly reports in front of the staff. I don't really like public speaking, and am petrified of being judged.I know my field inside-out, yet when I go to speak, my brain freezes and I feel myself shutting down. I'm so scared my bosses will eventually regret their decision to promote me. Tips, please!
8. Remember to look your personal best. This will make you feel more confident in front of your audience. They will take notice when you step into the room. 9. Get some rest the night before. People who fear public speaking tend to stay up all night worrying about the upcoming morning. The lack of sleep will not assist you in appearing energized or confident. 10. Get some perspective on this matter: Your career has just started. You are going to be a star! Now all you need is experience. There will always be some blunders. That's OK. Good even. Learn from them and move on. Congratulations on the promotion. Now get back to work! Please send all questions and comments to "ASK NOAH" at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a profitable and peaceful week, Noah