Will you nervous if you have to give a speech in Pubilc?

China
October 15, 2009 5:14am CST
I will, and i want to go to the WC all the time, my hand will start sweating.. I envy those who can speak in the Public with so much confident on them, and they can give a speech anytime and anywhere. Can you do that? So, if you are nervous, what help you to calm down? To me, deep breath will help
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
15 Oct 09
in past time, i always nervous when perform in public but after iam in college, i think i can beat my nervous when iam in public area and give a speech
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• China
22 Oct 09
good for you!
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
25 Oct 09
maybe you can try this effort. and let me know , now you will be confident or not. thanks
@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
15 Oct 09
Hi..I feel it too but maybe now,not really.since I was in lower secondary school,I often follow speech competition and now,I am a teacher and I have to spech front of the parents of my students.I think,when we speech for something that we know well about it,it will not happen.But maybe it depend hour flight.
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• China
22 Oct 09
You are right.
• India
15 Oct 09
Yes I will be. I’ve never been an extrovert and public speech was never my forte. I was and am still very shy if ever asked to say anything in front of a crowd. I just go red and then start stammering and forgetting what I want to say and the lines become further muddled in my head. Worse is that I cant find anything interesting to say at that very moment but later a lot of thoughts come to my mind and I feel that I could have said a lot many things.
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• China
22 Oct 09
I know what you are saying, same here.
@rainmark (4306)
15 Oct 09
I'm always get nervous facing many people to deliver a speech or even a classroom reports. I remember, when i was at school before, we do lots of reports and sometimes competition of speech, my hands and body were shaking and sometimes i stuttered lolz. But later on, i developed a self-confidence. But i can't avoid moving my hands more often and smile. Happy myloting.
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• China
22 Oct 09
It will get better as you do it more.
15 Oct 09
I hate talking in public, but i ahve to as part of my job! I do yoga breathing before hand to keep me calm and practice before hand, when i get a chance it is sometimes sprung on me. I find it easier if you remember that all the people watching are just the same as you, they just might know how to keep their nerves under wraps if they appear confident, but everyone has nerves. We are all the smae under the skin, think of the mnaked as they will look less powerful, or imagine them all as children. Remember, you are giving the speech as you have knowledge to impart, so they need you. Good luck
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• China
22 Oct 09
i like the way you think!
@nagikka (411)
• Italy
15 Oct 09
I can't give a speech in public, I really can't. Anytime I tried to, I got so nervous that I eventually fainted and it was horrible, also because most people are so rude they end up laughing instead of worrying or something like that. I'll have to have some small public speech on Saturday at Univesity, right in front of a small group of classmates that take part in a laboratory about children litterature and I'm already starting to panic. I always tell myself that nothing will happen, I am NOT scared of having to talk in public, I'm only scared of passing out again in front of my class like it already happened ages ago. When I'm too anxious or agitated I take some pills of herbal stuff that's supposed to keep you calm, but it also makes you feel extremely sleepy which isn't the best choice If you have to talk to people and pay attention. I also tried deep breaths but it didn't work and since I'll have to see a psychologist for other problems I might ask her for a solution concerning this panic that I feel -.-
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• China
18 Oct 09
Hey, don't worry, you will be okay. I don't know if my method will help to solve your problem, my way is to take deep breath, not to take too much time. I only take one time deep breath before i get on stage and then smile.Then everything will be fine. Try it.
@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
Oh yes! From elementary up to college I (actually many of my classmates) loves to participate in public speech or oral recitations or even group oratorical. Every time I participate, although I had practiced my speech I still got so nervous and my knees shake a little i guess that always happens in the beginning of the speech...but once you get the confidence and you get the hang of it....its all good. I think its normal though. Happy mylotting!
• China
18 Oct 09
my knees shake too if i have to stand up in front of everyone.
15 Oct 09
Until now, I still get nervous whenever I have to speak to a crowd. I am not working outside of the home anymore, so this has not been an issue with me for years. But, when it was an issue, I would often practice in front of the mirror, rehearse my speech and my gestures. I know, I was supposed to make eye contact with the audience but doing this just made me more nervous. Apart from practicing, I also made sure I get enough sleep the day before, eat something and drink a glass of water before I actually make my speech.
• China
18 Oct 09
We all been throught the same process. lol
@etioewe (143)
• Mexico
15 Oct 09
good question,i am a dam nervous person, i always get nervous any time i have to speak in the public but after commencing i get a little balance and get apraise by the audience still, when i have to give speech another day i still get nervous again, i am so tired of this nervous thing it really giving me a break down all the time i have to go through it.
• China
18 Oct 09
i totally agree!
15 Oct 09
NO.... I Would hate to give a speech in public, i just do not have that confidence, to do that. I would forget my words, and panic, and sweat...aarghhh! Just the thought of it makes me nervous!
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• China
16 Oct 09
Me too!
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Yes, not just nervous but downright nervous. But I am wondering why I always got nervous when I was trained since grade school to stand in front of the large crowd confidently. Every end of the school year before, I had this morbid role of delivering a speech, a declamation piece, but after years of absence on stage, I developed this ridiculous habit of stammering and stuttering.
@haiershen (1084)
• China
23 Oct 09
yes, i will very nervous if i have to give a speeck in public,even before,when i go to a new company and then need to introduce myself to my new colleague, i always very nervous,when i stay in front of the crowd,i'm a little to see many eyes,my hands will be shock.and the words which was spoke from my mouth is not smooth.some times deep breath will be help,but it also not as usual, good luck and have a nice day!
@suj123 (1068)
• India
16 Oct 09
Ohh god i hate to give speech in public. I get nervous and my hand starts shaking which i just can't handle. Sometimes i take a peace of paper with me with some points written it in and when i start doing the speech with my hand the paper also starts shaking hehe. I try to show the confidence from my face but because of my hand all understand that i am very nervous which i hate. How many times i have given speech but i just can't get rid of them.
@jimeny (640)
• Israel
16 Oct 09
Oh yeah, not only when I need to speech in front of an audeince. I once had to play a guitar in front of my fellow students, and I couldn't stop shaking half an hour after that. It was aweful.
• India
16 Oct 09
Giving a speech in public is not a skill, it an art that one have to learn. I haven't given speech in public but I have addressed more than 50 people many times. When first time I gave the speech I was very nervous. But over the period of time I learnt this art. To deal with this nervousness I used to prepare for the speech for long hours. And I always used to make a short written note of the speech. In which I used to write bullet points so that if in between the speech if I forget something I can refer to that note. But now after addressing people so many times I don't feel nervous when I have to give speech in public. It is the practice that can make a man perfect. You can also look for sites which provide training for public speaking. There are many sites which provide free material also.
@Bradpete (822)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
No! But when I think I nervous I will be that's why I did not think the things that bother me when I speaks in public. I just think of the story pertaining my topics and I'm so glad to deliver it with excitement. And the people are happy. This coming Sunday I will speak again in pulpit. I love to speak in public even if by nature I'm introvert. But people likes me when I do speak and share my talents to others. I also love to do community service. Pausing is good, to prepare yourself for next line and people will back on focus when you pause. The silent will help, varying the tone of your voice is great. Share experiences or tell a story and you notice people are listening attentively. Have a great day.
@dipak06 (913)
• India
16 Oct 09
deep breath is one solution obviously in this case...nervousness in many cases affect my performance on stage and due to it i can not give my 100% on the stage and i really need to overcome this...whenever i get nervous the my body gets heated and my hands become shaking..its really disturbs me a lot...
@cindy27 (130)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hi, With your discussion i remember my speech class before. Im not really gifted with public speaking but i pass the class because since i know its my weakness. i doubly even triple my effort in preparing myself for speeches and practice myself every now and then. But personally i believe that speech is still a gift. because it involve lots of natural gestures, tone of voice and how convincing you are and sounds sincerely in your topics. so better yet take time to pray so you will be blessed with confidence and effective speaker to be. hope it helps
• United States
16 Oct 09
I am so shy I barely am able to speak to the cashier at the grocery store. I remember having to stand in front of the class to do an oral book report. I was so nervous I thought I was going to pass out and I ran out of the classroom. It was horrible.
@voldrox (7205)
• India
16 Oct 09
Hi vivianchen I have always been bad with giving public speeches i become shaky sometimes and other times i find myself too stern and rude kinda, what can i do friend i just have a problem giving public speeches, leave that far apart i sometimes have problem introducing myself in the public, and i am sure many have that problem, even i envy those who are comfortable doing it... but i guess we have some other traits we are better at if you happen to ask me an example i probably couldn't tell hehe... but yeah it is true, we are all blessed with different abilities... have a nice day vivianchen!