Stagefirght

@laydee (12813)
Philippines
July 29, 2009 7:29am CST
In class today, I required my students to go for reporting per topic. I wanted to see how well they deal with presenting in front of a large group at the same time their abilities to answer questions and defend their statements. I couldn't help but recall my school days, I wasn't really the best speaker in class but I wasn't the worst either, yes I did have stagefright, but it wasn't the worst of the group. I could recall that I'd have lots of 'ummm....' moments and I would feel like I need to go to the comfort room. My stomach would just rumble like hell. I don't think anyone really gets over stage fright, but I guess we tend to manage how we show it upfront. Do you still have overwhelmingly-obvious stage fright? How do you deal with it? or are you the chosen few who are great with speaking in front of a huge crowd?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I have always had horrible stagefright. I just absolutely hate getting up in front of ppl. When I was in school, teachers used to love to make you come to the front of the class for reading book reports, I'd get so upset over it I'd actually become physically ill. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
Hmmm... Only one question though... Have you gotten over it?
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Aug 09
It depends. I'm more outspoken now that I'm older but I still don't like getting up in front of ppl to talk. I guess it's not near as bad as when I was a kid but still not on my top 10 things to do. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
@sujal0211 (224)
• India
2 Aug 09
Since my childhood I have been participating in debates & class dramas.I have played many roles as MAHAVEER, KRISHNA,A CORRUPT EMPLOYEE etc. The main reason behind this is to have confidence to face such situations in future.Now a days I am in B.Tech. Me & my friends try to arrange more & more Group discussions so that we can face any stagefearness.
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
When I was small until now, I still have the stagefright, but when I'm having it, instead of mumbling or not able to talk, I will talk really really really fast. Now, as I able to think more straight, my stagefright has reduce, but it still there. I still talk really fast too.
• United States
29 Jul 09
I remember having to take a public speaking class in college, and I did not have fun. I didn't mind writing the speeches, I just hated going up and talking in front of everyone! Like you, I don't think I did the best or the worst, I was just somewhere in the middle. But I would much rather recite a speech with note cards than talk to a large group of friends without any guide at all!