I Am Terrified of Public Speaking

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    I have to talk in front of my class in a about

    20 minutes. Feels like I'm dying inside. Wish me luck:
    vlop vlop
    16-17, F
    Apr 3, 2014

    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 said I was to present on Thursday. I did this project last minute, changing my topic a few days before it was due, and I'm really stressed. I know...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    It's Ironic

     I sing. Alot. I'm getting infront of people and doing. alot. Every time I know I'm abotu to sing I'm always nervous though. Its gotten better. Yet I still can't just stay completly calm. Like I said I sing, but I also hate speaking in public more than singing. While I'm...
    MariusValjean MariusValjean
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 23, 2010


    I have been terrified of public speaking since I was 6. I don't really remember back that far, but mom has told me that even then, I would get so physically stressed about speaking infront of people that I would start vomitting and crying hysterically. And it hasn't...
    bella32091 bella32091
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2009

    Public Speaking Class

    I joined this group because it is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. I don't mind writing my thoughts down, but speaking them in front of an audience is so scary to me. I am completely aware that it's an irrational fear, but yet it hasn't changed the way I feel...
    Veryrandomgirl8 Veryrandomgirl8
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2013

    Until I Start

    I am so anxious when asked to speak in public that get cold sweats and shakes until I start. After I start to speak and look out to the audience I notice that everybody is listening.That's when the fear seems go away.After just a few minutes I can and have gotten into it so much...
    christy2u christy2u
    56-60, T
    May 29, 2012

    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, but its so much harder to speak than sing. And then in normal life- I can literally approach any person I don't know and talk to them. I...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 27, 2015

    I Hate Myself For This

    Im scared of talking in front of people. I would shake and forget everything when seeing those eyes of the audience. I wonder if they are understanding what i say, if they find it any interesting at all, if they like me at all... My mind is like going to explode. Thats how i feel...
    kusahara kusahara
    22-25, F
    Oct 25, 2013

    Enense Paradox

    I am deathly afraid of public speaking, always have been always will be...and yet i'm in debate which most of it that i have to do is individual! WTF!
    latona latona
    13-15, F
    Dec 12, 2009

    Public Speaking

    I can find strength to do it, but damn...
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Mar 17, 2010
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness
    31-35, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    Public speaking, death,

    and spiders are my biggest fears. I made a complete fool of myself today. There is a program at my school called we the people. We have to prepare a speech and after we present in front if two judges they ask us some really hard questions. And there was only one other person in...
    Kapliadantis Kapliadantis
    16-17, F
    Jan 14, 2014

    Performing On A World Stage

    I have been performing from the age of 10 - in front of family and friends. I loved to perform in front of a crowd as a youngster - but as I got older I became more self conscious and aware of the world around me. I started to realised that things could, and would, go wrong from...
    nomorenerves nomorenerves
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2012
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