"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
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A lot of entrepreneurs are going to walk into a pitch meeting with investors with their hearts beating out their chest. I don't know how you feel before you walk out on stage or the cameras start shooting on SNL, but do you have any techniques for calming yourself down?
Somehow that dynamic doesn't bother me at all. I thank God because that would be stressful! I usually feel confident about what I'm doing -- not in an egotistical way. If I am doing something that I'm supposed to be doing, then I feel comfortable. And if I believe that I am supposed to be doing it, then I don't have to go overboard to convince people watching me. I believe that people will feel my passion and my belief and my expression.