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I Am Terrified of Presentations

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 8 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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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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    Having social anxiety is pretty much one of the worst feelings ever. It's horrible when you have to do presentations or talk to strangers. Mine is a bit extreme. I have issues...
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    Had a tough night working on Some work I should have finished way earlier. Shouldn't complain I gues.. 2 presentations today let's go :)
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    Dayyum, I hate this time of the term. All these project submissions and their presentations are driving me crazy.
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    How do you overcome stage fright? I always choke whenever i do presentations
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    Lol. Afraid isn't even the word. I'm terrified of rejection. I'm terrified of not being accepted for who I am or what I look like .... I'm just absolutely terrified. & because...
    addictedtoashx3 addictedtoashx3 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    LittleRebelWolf LittleRebelWolf 18-21, F 6 days ago

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