I Am Terrified of Presentations

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Feb 29, 2008
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    Im deathly afraid of these.

    . even if its just saying my name to the class..or group. This is the biggest fear I have. Id think about actually dying first. Im not kidding
    jtymez4 jtymez4
    26-30, M
    May 19, 2015

    Okay not really "terrified"

    but I don't like them. It scares me being up in front of that many people and it makes it hard to think, therefore, speak.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    It's because I'm a crossbite

    and whenever I say thing with a letter 's','c' and 'z' I look like a snake saying 'sssss' and everyone likes pointing that flaw out :( But I'm finally gonna have braces next week and I'm excited.
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2008

    having to talk in front of the class makes me

    so nervous!!!! I hate it!!!!!! I feel judged and my voice cracks a lot and i can feel my self turning red omg!!! But I mean, atleast I do it and get it over with but still! haha I don't know how to get over my nerves man!
    Gabe05 Gabe05
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    May 12, 2014

    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
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Oct 9, 2008

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Oct 8, 2008

    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
    1 Response Oct 2, 2012

    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
    1 Response Mar 3, 2010

    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

    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

    Had a really messed up presentation today :'( .

    .It was on facebook ...everything was going perfect except when I started to present the company's earnings where I mixed up all the figures .. I was completely out of breath and was dying each second ...I'm feeling like I've lost all of my grace today .. :/ :( :'( 
    wingcommander wingcommander
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Apr 21, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2013
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