Be Present in the Moment
Imposter Syndrome: Being well prepared and knowledgable may not be enough because of a mind trick referred to as "imposter syndrome," the feeling that you are not truly an expert about your topic and someone else in the room will expose you as an imposter.
Let's talk about that.
You spent ten weeks researching a topic or issue you're enthusiastic about, and other students have done the same.
The other students all have their own presentations they're focused on . . .
. . . as fascinating as you are, other students spend a lot less time thinking about you and forming opinions than you might expect . . .
. . . it is possible they are thinking about themselves and their presentation . . .
. . . and not about you.
There will be adults in the room that may know something about your topic.
However . . .
. . . they are here for a learning celebration . . .
. . . they are aware you are 9, 10, or maybe 11 . . .
. . . they want everyone in the room to do well, because they want their child to be part of this amazing community of gifted kids.