I’ve been presenting design to clients and internal teams for a long time (Bush senior in the White House when I started), and I still get anxious about it. It may have been a while since I’ve thrown up in a client’s bathroom and washed off next to the person I’d eventually be presenting to, sure, but I still get nerves. The only thing that’s changed is I’ve gotten through enough presentations to I know I can do it.
Along the way I’ve picked up a few helpful tips that may help designers as well as clients to know what to expect during a presentation. Bear in mind that this works for me. It’s A way and not THE way, and all dogmatic systems that suggest the contrary are bullshit. Happy place.