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I Have Stage Fright

The only place where you can perform without going onstage 166 People

    When i see people staring at me i forgot the

    whole thing which i was about to speak,my heart started pumping harder,feels like i am choking,everything is shaking
    sunnydhuvos sunnydhuvos 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I attended a business I.

    T course, and in it I had to write a little presentation on your favourite entrepreneur. At the time, in class, I had a coke cola bottle, so decided to write it in them. It's a fascinating story about John Pemberton. I rehearsed it over and over. And when I presented it in...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Aug 17

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    Almost Impossible

    I preform on stage a lot, I sing in front of large audiences but I have terrible stage fright before I go on stage. To make it worse I fly to Japan tomorrow to sing in front of a live audience on live tv, I so scared and yet so excited because I love Japan and I love to sing and...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    Stepping up there. Turning around

    and finding dozens of eyes staring back at you. Look, observing, possibly judging. Who knows what thoughts are running through their minds. You stand there, ready to get it over with. You're sweating. Butterflies in your stomach. Shaking. There's a stutter in your voice. You...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17 May 6

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    Help--- I'm really nervous,

    I'm in my first year of college and I'm 2 weeks away from doing my final exam where we have to perform in front of the public and examiners. The reason I'm so nervous is because I'm scared il get sick or make a fool of myself on stage.. It is all choral work but that still...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    "i Believe " Speech

    So im a senior. So every senior in english class has to do an I believe speech. U have to talk in front of the class of what u believe in. My teacher put this as like 3 test grades and one project grade. SO yeah its alot. Well i did mine on i believe in stopping bullying. OMG. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24, 2013

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    I sing an I am so scared to sing to anyone.

    I want to get out of that. Any advice?
    Blurredvisionin Blurredvisionin 13-15, F May 1

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    "i Believe " Speech

    So im a senior. So every senior in english class has to do an I believe speech. U have to talk in front of the class of what u believe in. My teacher put this as like 3 test grades and one project grade. SO yeah its alot. Well i did mine on i believe in stopping bullying. OMG. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24, 2013

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    I have stage fright so bad

    that it's almost impossible for me to sing in front of anyone even my closest friends. I love to sing and I'm not that bad at it according to people that I have gathered enough confidence to sing in front of. I've tried my best to get over my stage fright. I've even done a...
    unexplainedfeelings unexplainedfeelings 18-21, F Feb 23

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    I only have stage fright

    when I play clarinet. The stage is home to me as an actor so that doesn't bother me. I only freak out and start shaking when I play clarinet. I sit second chair so I'm not sure why I am this way. Oh well, no big deal.
    alexis05 alexis05 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Stage Fright!!!!!! Xoxox

    i was inprimary a bit ago and everyone was scared of me but i wasnt realy scared of anything but i had stage fright and used to be my biggest fear...... xx
    wolfbloodeve wolfbloodeve 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    yes i have stage fright

    and here's how i got it. ok this all happened when i was in the fourth maybe third grade i'm not too sure. but the class had to preform a play" Grease" so the day of the play i was happy and excited ready to preform for the audience. there was sessions, the first for the younger...
    shawny97 shawny97 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Your Biggest Frear/challenge With Public Speaking? (i Cried On Stage!)

    You know, when I first started out in public speaking, my biggest fear was CRYING on stage! (and I actually cried...) ...and I'm a tough looking guy who used to play professional baseball... LOL. So... here's a bit about me and I'd love to get to know more about you :) When I...
    athletetoowner athletetoowner 26-30 1 Response Sep 5, 2011

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    Stage Fright Just Starting After Playing Music For 12 Years.

    Well, I've been playing percussion since 5th grade and I am now 21. I am currently going to school for my music to try and make something of it. My whole life, I was a "big fish in a little pond", that pond being my hometown. People knew me and my talent and I think thats why I...
    Vanskid003 Vanskid003 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    Uhm.. Yeah. Anyways with showmanship you HAVE

    to go out and be in front of people. Although luckily I'm not by myself. Today went pretty well, I got 4th place out of 16. Oh well. 3 more shows to go :(
    Abbyy99 Abbyy99 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    But The Need Is There

    i have some pretty bad stage fright i start shaking, get a cold sweat (and sometimes start farting a lot xD). i've never passed out or up-chucked though, so it could be worse i guess unfortunately, i also have this undying NEED to get up and perform for people; to want to...
    AllHallowsEve AllHallowsEve 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    Sing Your Heart Out.

    I love to sing. But I do have a nasty case of stage fright when singing by myself. If I am even heard, I quiet my voice so that people cant hear me. I wish I could get over it, because in my opinion, im not half bad. I want to be able to sing in front of people without...
    weakintheknees weakintheknees 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    i was forced to sing in front of a big crowd at

    a wedding and started crying. my parents don't understand that i have stage fright.
    buttney buttney 13-15, F Aug 19

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    In A Specific Class, One Full Of Smart People

    i have stage fright in general, in front of a lot of people i don't know, like lets say the whole school. but i tend to do great presenting in a class of people who mostly have worse grades than i do. the real fear comes in my AP class. i am a chicken in that class. i participate...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    Terrible Experiences

    As a player of the piano, I had to perform in several social functions throughout the years. From the age of around 8 until i was probably 12 years old, I would cry before and during my performance. After getting over this stage, I had to address a crowd of around 400 people at a...
    drbigstuff drbigstuff 18-21 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    Don't Want To Mess Up

    I've been on the stage since I was little. I took dance classes for at least 8 years(starting sometime in elementary), so getting up on stage is something you would think I'd be used to. But that isn't the case. At least in dance, I'm not the only one that people are looking at...
    JustForTheStories JustForTheStories 22-25, F Sep 22, 2011

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    I can't even stand still on stage

    for one minute??!! My legs will be shaky and my eyes will get watery. :( I don't like going up on stage. I don't like so much attention.
    inceivenity inceivenity 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Afraid of Speeches

    I have stage fright. I'm in college. My major is teaching. I'm so ashamed of being afraid of public speaking and feel alone. I want to quit but I have no where to go. I saw the school counselor and he prescribed some medication. I don't think it's working for me. I still...
    sagealice sagealice 41-45 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    i love it so ******* much. like, seriously. i'm really shy. i don't talk much, i have anxiety, i get picked on a lot, i have zero self esteem, but when i'm on stage none of that...
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    We have been rigging the theatre for the new show, and it is very involved. Lines have to be run to hang lamps from to light the stage area, and then the flys have to be rigged to...
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    2 years ago I told my bf I had HS stage 3 found out he did as well.... He has it very mildly maybe stage one. Told him all the crazy stories from trying to hide it for (when I was...
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    I too have gastroparesis, also have had numerous tests, discovered on an endoscopy, tried both medications, both were effective but after a while frightening side effects so had to...
    Irene39 Irene39 70+, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I remember things or it seems they remember me. They never let me forget them. The ghosts of shame still haunting me, maybe rightfully so. Falling asleep in my clothes and waking...
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    My greatest fear, which I guess could be considered weird, is time. I'm not saying I'll be afraid of a clock, but more of how we use it in our lives. A minute is a larger amount of...
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    I don't have anyone to hold me or console me when I'm frightened, sad, not feeling well. I miss that dearly. :( I hope to find that again one day.
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13

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