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I've been doing freelance work for a while and recently accepted an offer at a larger firm. It's my first time working in an Agile framework. Anyone have any tips for the inevitable awkwardness of meetings?

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Honestly just breathe lol I know you’re going to have a stumble here and there but remember that you’re human and a good deep breath will keep you grounded.

Look confident regardless of what you feel on the inside. That’s what I try and do at least and it seems to work for the most part.

Congratulations on the offer! Remember that the odds are everyone feels as awkward as you do.

If you have meeting anxiety, record a video of yourself talking for about half an hour. It will get you used to speaking while having attention focused on you Then review it and see what you actually look like when you talk as well as if you have any weird quirks you don't notice (I found out I stare at the ceiling a lot while thinking). It helped me a lot.

Good tip. I like to re-watch my recorded calls too

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