You don’t want a question from a journalist to be the first time you’ve ever responded to such a question, and you don’t want a presentation to be the first time you’ve ever spoken English on stage.
You’ll need to have prepared and practised. You’ll have improved by doing it.
- Have something that needs to be communicated
- Focus on your audience
- Accept the discomfort
- Invite questions
Again, you may be an excellent public speaker in French. Now you need to prepare and practise to improve in English.
Emmanuel Faber gives an interesting speech in both French and English at the HEC Diploma Ceremony in June 2016. He uses the more typically French structure of building up to the conclusion and shows his great command of using English on stage:
Emmanuel Faber’s speech speaks for itself!