Yes, I'll admit it; I've watched a fair number of Joe Rogan podcasts. Now, I have a need to describe a specific condition I've seen in these 'casts a number of times. The condition is where the guest is obviously intimidated by the headphones and microphone. Mr Rogan is forever encouraging guests to get the microphone right in their faces.
Many guests exhibit a clear discomfort with the equipment. It is this discomfort I am trying to capture. I'm searching for a phrase I can use multiple times in a business plan without sounding tiresome.
There are not only headphones and microphones to be intimidated by; there are also cameras in the studio. However, as these aren't in such close contact with the guest, they seem to cause less frequent bouts of anxiety or self-consciousness. Yet, the term I'm looking for would also encapsulate that occasional angst as well.