I’m really interested in pursuing a career in UX. I understand good usability, things that annoy customers and understand the theories behind wireframing/personas and so on. I would need to train my practical skills though. The thing that bothers me is that in practically all the job descriptions I see for UX pros, excellent presentation skills are required and I am terrible at presenting. I’m a shy person, introverted, etc... and would not feel comfortable having to do presentations to stakeholders. I don’t mind so much contributing spontaneously to meetings and such but being the “focus“, standing up and presenting would give me additional anxiety I don’t need.
I’m wondering whether there are UX careers that avoid this, I’m thinking perhaps of the analysis of persona data, designing the concept/wireframe or actual testing. I don’t mind one on one or small group interaction either.
Any advice/input would be most helpful.