I’m young and worried they’ll intimidate me.
I’m having a senior moment.
I don’t understand that generation.
Whether you’re 24 and striving to make your mark or 54 and hoping you’re still relevant, the problem is the same. Attention to your age instead of your expertise is a guaranteed way to kill confidence – yours and theirs.
Self-deprecating “humor” and focusing on the negative brings attention to the problem and is self-defeating.
Be prepared so no matter what they say to you, you maintain control. Go out and give it your best. It’s the best you can do.