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I Am Terrified of Presentations

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    Fear So Intense, You Shake

    College presentations are brutal. But then again, you're in front of a better and maturer audience then in high school or middle school. The worst part is being nervous in front of specific people. Sometimes certain people just make it worse for you, even if they've never spoken...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F Oct 31, 2013

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    I Once Voluntarily Spoke In Front Of My High School Class...

    It was really hard, but I felt I had to say what I did. It was about my experience with being bullied and how people will judge you without even knowing you. To be honest, I probably looked like an idiot up there, and I was extremely nervous. My lips actually felt like they were...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    The Longer, The Worse

    I've been hating them ever since I started speaking. ;) I've been studying history for four years now and I ALWAYS have to give presentations. It terrifies me still. The worst about it is that I keep reading the descriptions for the classes I can take and now matter how...
    Monstermosaik Monstermosaik 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    Used To Hate Doing Then

    I have always hated standing in front of a group of people - even those that I know. At school we would have to give presentations as part of assignments and I would literally dread going into school just because of the presentations. I am now in my third year at university and...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2012

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    Look At the Screen, Not Me!

    oh my. presentations are annoying. i am even more annoyed when some of my friends seem to look forward to the day where they get to present. i dont understand their enthusiasm but i do know that they make better speakers than me. the thing i hate about presenting is the...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2008

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    Friday. Presentation. Hurry Come Already!!!

    When I was 15, I was never terrified of presentations. I came from a school where people didn't really care about studies or presentations, so it was really easy for me to feel confident about public speaking. I always felt in a way, superior to the rest of my schoolmates, having...
    pizzalover92 pizzalover92 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    Debating Sorrows

    I have to debate about Africa's debt in front of the class next week and i am sooooo frightened. I am even more frightened when it comes to the opposing team asking questions that i might not know. Not to mention that there will be a big audience that will be watching. any...
    asulove asulove 26-30, F Oct 8, 2008

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    I Have Done A Number Of Them (and When I Feel Good Its Easier To Do)

    but I noticed when I have been assaulted or going through a down time of depression or deep grief I find it hardwhen I was at college I did them a lot in drama, media studies, legal studies and Language ....I had to do role plays in drama and legal and media with videos and class...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 28, 2012

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    Part of the Job

    As part of my job I listen to and give many presentations throughout my day.  It is not unusual for me to be on conference calls sometimes 12 hours a day.  I really don't mind giving presentations as much as I do listening to them.  See I find it hard to stay awake...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    It's Awful..

    I hate having to stand up and be the center of attention while trying to sell an idea to a group of people. I've only really done presentations in a "mock" situation in my Oral and Business Communications classes, but I hate it! I'm never as prepared as I thought I was...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    It Depends.

    It depends what the presentation is. I've yet to give a presentation for my Linguistics class that didn't end up with me just spazzing in front of the class, but I've also given presentations for some of my other classes that I did an awesome job with. Maybe it's because I'd...
    VolensVivarium VolensVivarium 19-21, F Feb 29, 2008

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    i do not know why but I become petrified

    when I am presenting something to a class. I work as a pharmacy tech at a retail pharmacy and can deal with angry customers or give OK customer service over the phone but when it comes to giving a presentation in front of people I feel hopeless. Today I just gave a presentation...
    knpredpm knpredpm 22-25, M May 12

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    I Hate Presenting.

    I have a huge irrational fear of oral presentations. When I get called upon to stand in front of the class, I can feel their gazes burning into me. I start to feel a bit dizzy and nervous of how they will judge me. Even after I am done presenting I still feel anxious or dizzy.
    Cdentremont Cdentremont 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Presentations Scare Me.

    I am a senior and I am scared to death by the thought of presentations, just the mention of me having to present something in front of a class makes me shutdown. This has led to a lot of F's because I do not want to embarrass myself while presenting something especially when it...
    imnotafreak imnotafreak 16-17 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    I brrrrrrr out my words

    What happen this morning was the worst... I was speaking fine, then suddenly I brrrrrrrrrr out shaking from head to toe... I don't know why it happens but it suddenly did. Am I like having a panic attack???? when people say don't panic, Its a jinx on ya... oh god it was...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F Mar 3, 2010

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    It's hard to write this because I still haven't been able to accept this about myself. But, I am without a doubt terrified by the person I am. I try to hide that I've never been...
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    I didn't think I'd say this just 1 day ago. Yesterday, my mom and I got into the elevator in our building to meet my dad downstairs. After a few seconds, the elevator suddenly...
    stellahung stellahung 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I've dated SOOO MANYY people, but after I a while I always realize that I don't like then all that much. I'm always the one to break up with them, and it hurts, but it's nearly...
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    Hey everyone. I started to go on experience project a while ago and then I took a break from it because I felt like it wasnt for me. I now feel that I seriously do need to be in a...
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    He confuses me. Some days, I swear i see clear hints that he likes me. Other days, it's as if he's avoiding me. I can't get him out of my head. He's the first thing i think about...
    confusionswirlinginmyhead confusionswirlinginmyhead 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    teenagetragedy teenagetragedy 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    i'm not afraid of bugs. i'm TERRIFIED! i know i sound like exaggerating it but i really do have a phobia of bugs! one day, i was sitting in a nice restaurant with my friends. it...
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    So yesturday was my first day of college and I chose summer classes to avoid the big crowd in the fall and I hate presentations and I have one Thursday my birthday was Sunday a day...
    jpad310 jpad310 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I have never heard of it but apparently its an obsessive disorder and people with borderline personality and anxiety disorder have it. I don't know how i am going to stop because i...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    I'm currently a senior at a small private school. I'll be spending my three day weekend doing homework. I'm so tired of homework, exams, essays, and presentations. School needs to...
    trulyblessed05 trulyblessed05 22-25, F Jul 3

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    In the year 2013 I had a class with this girl I had only seen around school never really talked to her because she had her own clique, well we were seated next to each other and...
    Tiffersneeze Tiffersneeze 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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      The name indicates just what these devices is. It is a graphic projector in an inferior and much more small form. Several factors must be considered by one before purchase in...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Afraid of change? It appears I shouldn’t have to be... As the journey in my head has begun...I’m contemplating what are the things that normally change after a separation...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 10

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    I went for counselling at a domestic violence centre after separating from my abusive ex who incidentally was a counsellor! The service was free and part of a programme to help...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    - I hate eating dinner at other people's houses - I hate asking for things - I can't make eye contact - Class presentations make me want to throw up - I don't order my own food...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Okay, so i just came across this thing that he made his girlfriend complete the second project that he got. And i did the first one with too much efforts. It's so visible. I used...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Dear Professor, I'm posting this letter here, because I know I'll never have the courage to send it to you directly. I doubt you'll ever read it on here, but at least, I'll feel...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Commonwealth Games - was watching the swimming presentations last night - the medal bearers smartly dressed in blue kilts and waistcoats - if only!! The black kilt baton...
    tartanpleats tartanpleats 61-65, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    (This is long but I just want someone to read and hear my struggle and understand. Please read I'll appreciate it!) I have no friends in high school. None at all. During break I...
    DavidDG DavidDG 16-17, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was born into a family on August 21, 1998. My mother had prayed for a baby and I would be the first of four that would be born. At 4:00 the doctors would announce that a baby...
    RosalinaHansan RosalinaHansan 13-15, F Jul 8

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    I was born into a family on August 21, 1998. My mother had prayed for a baby and I would be the first of four that would be born. At 4:00 the doctors would announce that a baby...
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    . I like to make up songs while I'm brushing my teeth! And it makes me laugh when I hear myself ! 2. I'm hopelessly addicted to using exclamations points excessively!!!! 3. I have...
    Alicexnum2 Alicexnum2 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I. Have. *******. Had it. I DON'T want to convene and hang out with your idiotic friends whom you've already stated were not worth keeping, I DON'T want to associate at all with...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've recently had a few molars extracted and one wasn't exactly a good experience. I have no dental and it seems like my dental problems just keep piling up. I feel ugly, hopeless...
    jakobe1987 jakobe1987 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Right now I'm sitting here terrified that my two year old daughter might be sick and throw up. Terrified. I'm shaking, I'm dizzy, I feel nauseous just from the thought. Why? Who...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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