Do you fear of public speaking?

United States
October 26, 2006 3:04pm CST
according to research,public speaking is the greatest fear of people.
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42 responses
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Yes, heck I hated to even talk in my speech classes in high school. I am much better at writing than I am at the speaking part.
• United States
27 Oct 06
i see. i think most people thought public speaking is the #1 fear.
• United States
31 Oct 06
Not nearly as much as I used to actually, as long as I'm prepared in advances for what I intend to speak about. Improvisational public speaking still makes me quite nervous though.
• United States
1 Nov 06
haha, so how about chatting with your friend? gf?
• India
31 Oct 06
I ENJOY BEING AN ORATOR & HAVE NO FEARS TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC
• United States
1 Nov 06
wow, you know, many people will admire you. just read what others' comment in this discussion.
@tulips (243)
• United States
30 Oct 06
SOMETIMES I DO
• United States
31 Oct 06
i see, when is the time that you dont feel shy?
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
30 Oct 06
YES I AM VERY SHY PERSON
• United States
31 Oct 06
practice more and then you will get used to it!!!
@Leonora (1633)
• Portugal
30 Oct 06
Yes. I hate to talk on public. I can badly imagine it to start to feel bad.
• United States
31 Oct 06
are you phobia on it?
@tarachand (3895)
• India
28 Oct 06
No, I don't. As a matter of fact I love to speak with a mike in front of a huge group of people, the more the better. I like to test my wits with someone equally intelligent in public debates too. i took part in a game show on television as a young man and won each time,so am not camera shy either.
• United States
28 Oct 06
you have the talent to be a star in hollywood or famous speaker in seminar then. what is your job actually?
@soorajk (39)
• India
28 Oct 06
Actually not at all.. But I must say I used to fear it earlier, but not now!!
• United States
28 Oct 06
then you have breakthrough, would you like to share with others of how you manage to do it?
• India
27 Oct 06
ya it's true,n im one of those ppl.
• United States
28 Oct 06
seems like many of mylot members also same situation.
@indiandevil (2109)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
27 Oct 06
I am a very shy person so yes I would have to say I have a very bad fear of public speaking...trust me it isn't pretty I start speaking in tongues
@uzaircs (2320)
• Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
28 Oct 06
next time give a nice topic ok
@deeds14 (815)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Yes!! I was always told that the more I did it, the easier it would get. But it just got harder and harder! It was so petrifying. But then I learned that I had anxiety the whole time and did not know it. So if your fears will not go away, tell your doctor, because medication may help.
• United States
30 Oct 06
thanks for your comment and let me know more about you.
@netizen (534)
• India
27 Oct 06
Somewhat fear when starting speech in the public meetings. But, I like to improve it by practice. Practice makes perfection!
• United States
27 Oct 06
yes, do practice more. and dont be too focus on your voice or what, pay more attention to your listener then you will be more comfortable.
@breezie (1247)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
I hate public speaking. When I was in school I was terrified of it. The days we had to do our speeches I would fake sick to try to avoid it. When I did finally have to say me speech I was so nervous. As I have gotten older I'm not a scared as I used to be. I still avoid it as much as possible.
• United States
27 Oct 06
i think this is common issue among human being=)
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@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
29 Nov 06
The first few times I had to speak to an audience I was a bit nervous. These days it is very simple to speak to a large group of people. It comes very easy to me becaus eI have been performing music for so many years that the stress of being in front of people is gone. Now when I have to get in front of a group of people and speak I can do it with confidence. I also try to have a good time with it by telling a few jokes to break the ice. Once you have people's attention and both you and your audience are comfortable public speaking is a piece of cake!
• United States
29 Nov 06
Public speaking - Are you afraid of this?
I'm lucky, I've never had that fear. I use to do acting in school. I would get up infront of anywhere from 15-100 people and just act. Some of it was plays and some of it was improvisation. That's where you make up stuff on the spot. I was great at that. I miss doing it.
@vmoore709 (1102)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Oh yeah...and that's a shame because I do it for a living. I have bad stomach pains until I'm there doing it.
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
29 Nov 06
yah im always scared of speaking in front of a bunch of people, even though i should be used to it now. i did model united nations and was exec of multiple clubs throughout college, so i had to do a lot of public speaking...but i still dont like it!! im always extremely nervous the first few minutes, but i tend to calm down towards the end if i know what im talking about.
• South Africa
29 Nov 06
Yeah I hate public speaking too! I wouldn't say it is my number one fear but I will definately avoid it at all costs...
@kstanley7 (1172)
1 Nov 06
arggghhhh don't I have an eulogy to read this thursday, and I am dreading it....
@kikiss (431)
• Australia
1 Nov 06
i hate it , i always avoid it , in high school by not coming to school that day when the presentation day on