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I Am Terrified of Presentations

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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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    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    can anybody help me to write my presentation ?

    ? a part of my presentation should be about The inventions that should never have been invented ?? can you fine some ??
    Oray123 Oray123 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    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 16-17, F Oct 19, 2014

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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 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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    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.
    unknown304 unknown304 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2008

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    I have a presentation to give at 12:30 this afternoon and I'm freaking out. I was supposed to present on Tuesday but we ran out of time and my professor let me off the hook and...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    its amazing actually- I am terrified of speaking in front of people. but I can sing with a lot less significant effort in front of several hundred. I do have a general stage fright...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I have been working the same job for almost 14 years. we were going to have a big store meeting this week but it was cancelled at the last minute. now next week we are having a...
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M Mar 6

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    I am and the terrifying thing is that I would on ladders and scaffolds damn near everyday. I hate it, sometimes my toes hurt so bad from curling them inside my boots like I'm...
    myzterieboy myzterieboy 41-45, M Mar 8

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    Cockroaches are the devil.
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I just realised I feel terror when I think of meeting a decent guy. Absolute terror. I'm convinced I'm not good enough. That I'll be judged. That anything and everything I do will...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I've never wanted them. I always told people I never would. However, I have found myself in love with a man who greatly desires a family. He would like to have his own in 2 years...
    flippinbiscuits flippinbiscuits 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Omg. I freak out and scream everytime that I see pictures of possums. I get goosebumps, my heart starts pounding, and my palms start sweating. I've actually gone outside at night...
    ValenciaTorres ValenciaTorres 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    After the latest tragedy in the Swiss Alps, I am even more afraid of flying, so now I am just going to ride a land based mode of transportation, or just not go.
    Paula4730 Paula4730 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's not even just in a relationship. Even with plans with friends or family- I don't want to commit to anything because what if something else comes up that I want to do? I've...
    KJPKelsey KJPKelsey 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have become so afraid of insects. I dream about them and wake up screaming, thinking they've crawled in my ears. When I'm awake I have to go and look in my ears, clean them until...
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was with someone for 2 years. We broke up 9 months ago- some days are harder than others. We broke up because I couldn't handle it anymore, my breaking point was when we had...
    movingahead movingahead 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Public speaking has always been a struggle for me. For the most part it has been a problem in the classroom with presentations, but now that I'm looking for legitimate work...
    berika1024 berika1024 18-21, F Mar 17

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    Hi my name is Edward, I was diagnosed with Russell Silver Syndrome when I was every young. I'm 18 now and about to go off to college. My whole life I have known about my...
    EdwardLayman EdwardLayman 18-21, M Mar 17

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    But You will also find two well known visual Bond hallmarks not of Fleming origin: the “Bond Barrel” sequence, in which white dots animate in stop-body vogue across the monitor...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Childhood was awful. But my teenage years were worse. I'm not sure if I've shared the story in particular of my childhood? Think I have just not sure where. I realised quite a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Mar 3

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    I am absolutely terrified of dying, I think about it everyday and it sends me into panic. I cannot imagine being nothing, not existing. I continuously ask myself, what will happen...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Twice. By the same guy. He was my friend. He went on to rape another friend of mine. She took him to trial and he wasn't even convicted. The second time haunts me always. He...
    samcanread samcanread 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    my heart is breaking moment by moment. You used to look at me and smile. You used to wrap your arms around me an sigh. Somewhere along the way I got lost in my anger and negativity...
    Broken31 Broken31 31-35, M Mar 6

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    I tried to post this last year but it was removed. When I was living alone for the second time I was very unhappy. I felt so abandoned and my mother didn't care or want to do...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 7

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    I am 18 years old, and the man that I believe that I love is 32 (nearly twice my age). I'm terrified to tell my parents because they've always told me that they would not approve...
    cotteykitten cotteykitten 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I want to let you know how messed up I think some of the things you say to me are. I want to tell you that I hate you for what you put me through, but you're not in the right state...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I did this for 30 things but I messed up so here it goes for 50 things 1.i am a girl 2.i am in high school 3.i love sushi 4.i love cookie dough 5.i love my older sister 6.my...
    katttmills katttmills 18-21, F Mar 10

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