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Apprenticetrouble, nervousness

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Heyya, People

 

I am an apprentice. And I have a little problem.

I really hope that somebody might have some advice or maybe even (had) the same trouble.

 

First to the „boundary conditions “: I am in my first year of the apprenticeship (of three years) in a really good place in Germany. The company keeps me for the first half in the catering part, later i will go in the a la carte restaurant. I've worked before in the industry (in a different country) although not in a place that was that good. The people are wonderful and they are the kind of lot that just inspires. I learn boatloads of new stuff and I couldn't be happier.

But.

People experience me as incredibly nervous. And I am, kind of. On the other side I often seem a lot more nervous than I actually am. Unfortunately people really notice that. In worst case it affects them because they feel that something is wrong and that they need to stress, too. In the normal case they just find it weird. And I am really afraid that this is the main thing that people connect with me and therefore might not notice my capabilities. Or that at one point I might not be taken serious enough to receive proper teaching.

So – how do i change it ? Fake „try and play it cool“ didn't really work until now.

Do you guys ever had that or a similar problem ? Or know or worked with people who seemed like that ? Any tips, any advice or experience ? I am thankful for everything, because I really wanna make it better before it might become a real problem.

 

 

Anyway

Have a nice night, an awesome service or a cold beer :p 

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People respond to another person's demeanor whether they are aware of it or not. Work on appearing receptive and enthusiastic as opposed to nervous. They are close enough to the same so that it shouldn't be a big transformation while not coming across as faked, which people pick up on immediately.

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