This is really unlike me. I have zero problem getting up in front of people and talking. But I have come to realize that I have imposter syndrome just like everyone else sometimes. My brand of imposter syndrome has to do with not saying the right thing or getting mixed up or not having the research memorized to backup my points.
Having fear in design, before a presentation, or in life in general can hold us back if we let it.
Designers have to face fear every day.
The only way to get around these fears is to accept that they are there, take a deep breath, and do the thing anyway. This is creative courage. This is being brave.
Bravery is not fearlessness, it is controlled fear. Creative courage is the same. It is learning to control your fear (of rejection especially) and do your work anyway.
Brave leaders are not fearless–they have just learned how to harness their fear and move forward anyway.