Elziba_Grey wrote:What am I doing wrong?
What can I do to stop the infernal shakiness?
Elziba_Grey wrote:Anyone got some good nerve-busting techniques?
I have social anxiety, but I try not to let it control me. The last 3 years of my life have been about pushing my boundaries and not letting my fears hold me back. It's helped immensely to be able to feel I have control over myself but I still have one major problem. I can not talk in front of a crowd.
I'm going to do my MSc come September, and two of my modules require me to do a presentation (one 10mins long, the other 20mins). The mere thought of it makes me feel sick. I managed during my BSc just about, it helped that I knew everyone I was talking in front of. However the ridiculous thing was, as I was reading the part for my presentation for my BSc my voice shook to the point of incoherency, yet as soon as the lecturer started asking me questions - even in front of all those people - my voice immediately stopped being shaky. Before I started talking I felt pretty calm, just the usual nerves, but I was sure I could do it. As soon as I started talking it all went to hell.
What am I doing wrong? What can I do to stop the infernal shakiness?
I'm going into a profession that may require me to present findings to an audience fairly regularly - and I really don't want to make a fool out of myself every single time.
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