shy for a speech

United States
April 19, 2010 5:02pm CST
Mylots Today i had to give a speech about my life and all that. My teacher was taking volunteer and nobody went so i was like this is easy so i went up got it all done got an A no problem. But some people who went up were so nervous all they can say is "umm ummm yea umm yea" Do you get nervous in front of a class?
13 responses
@lady1993 (16863)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Most of the times..i get scared whenever I have to speak in front of the class- since all their attention is directed to me and I don't like being the center of attention..my mind goes blank whenever I'm i n front..
• United States
19 Apr 10
lady1993 all you got to do is stay confident and you will make it xD thats how i do my speeches clear and calm (=
20 Apr 10
yea same condition here.....! actually we are afraid of change we don't want to change our habit's we have lack of confidence which we have to cope...! first we have to know our strengths and weaknesses and then try to create change what type of change? try to change our weaknesses to strengths then we can do better or say more then our expectations.
@pratheep87 (1228)
• India
20 Apr 10
Ya i can remember a funny situation when my teacher asked to take a seminar in my class. When i got into dais my friends started clapping if open mouth to start the class. They just didnt allow to take the class. I too have some shy to speak in public. Cheers
@Brook909 (111)
20 Apr 10
you needn't be shy,it's just like you are at your desk to be on the dais and your classmates are all your good friends, so you will not be nervous in publc.by the way i'd like to ask you a question:what is the difference between "dais'and"podium"?thank u
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
21 Apr 10
I have a hard time giving speeches. I went back to school when i was older. I remember watching one of my speeches at home, when my son's freind came in the house, stopped, and the funny look on his face "that's you". Guess those that knew me did not think i could talk in front of a group.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
20 Apr 10
Well, even i had fear and stage fearing at front of class or in a stage meeting. But its just a self development, slowly practise it. Now i dont have any fear to face any meetings. Starting i had even my legs shivering haha.
• China
20 Apr 10
I am so envy you that you can give a speech in front of a class easily. I am a person that shy for a speech and nervous easily. Sometimes,even I prepared the speech very well and I can talk about it fluently out of the stage.But when I went up to the stage and in front of many people,I am nervous to say some words. I am so agonized about this.
• India
20 Apr 10
at the age of 20 we think of what others think of us at 40 we dont think what they think of us at 60 we discover they havent been thinking of us,so just live like you are n buck uppppp!!!
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
hi xxazndragon01, When I was a student, it is very difficult for me to stand in front and say something about myself. Actually, it is always the orientation day that I hate attending with. But I don't have no choice. I have to force myself to stand in front and make a speech. Even I absent myself on the orientation day, still, for the next day that I will be there in class, the teachers won't start the class unless I give a speech. But when I stepped in college, most of my attitude change. I have read in one magazine that most shy people hide something on themselves that is why they cannot speak in front. Some has bad experience speaking in front of the audience that is why they hesitate to speak. And some has this attitude of hating other people laugh at them once they commit themselves. And some, I think I am included in this group,do lacks self confidence. Well, I just made an article related with this one. And now I learned the lesson of speaking in public and that is what I wrote also on my article.
• China
20 Apr 10
Hello ,my friend ,i had the aimilar experience before.Sometimes i can do very well ,but in some cases, i would feel nervous and don't know what to say .I remember that ,when i was in college,once a time,i need to show a lesson for many teachers ,i feel so nervous and i made it bad.I really begrudge the people who give a speech freely and not nervous at all.
@kar295rocks (2119)
• India
20 Apr 10
No, I would not get nervous in front of the class as all are very accustomed to me and I feel free talking in front of them. It is like a man-to-man communication - but I get nervous in front of a huge crowd.
@Brook909 (111)
20 Apr 10
A speech in front of a class is good for you in your life,especially when you get involved in the sociaty,it's very important to you to give a clear speech in public,maybe which can inspirit the mass,so actually you are now developing your leader ability to give a speech in front of your class.by the way,i'd like to give you some advice about the speech:1)To make some preparation before you go onto the podium 2)pay attention everybodys reacts besides your teacher.Ok,that's all,go on!
• United States
20 Apr 10
Yeah I get really nervous, BUT I will get over those nerves really quick if the teacher is offering extra points to whoever goes first. I find that going first actually helps my nervousness. It gets scary after you've heard a few people do their speech, and you start comparing yours to theirs. When you go first, even if you suck, at least until the second person goes, you are the best presentation. For a little while. :)
• United States
20 Apr 10
I usually always get nervous in front of a class if I'm all by myself up there. If there is another person up there with me, I'm not so nervous anymore. I'm not like SUPER shy, but just a little bit. Project presentations are probably one of my small fears.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
19 Apr 10
I never liked to talk in front of a class. There was a lot of pressure when I and I am sure many others got up in front of the class. That is a situation where it is so easy to lose your composure and thus be unable to really string together two words. So I feared going blank at the worst possible time and not be able to stand in front of there. Seconds do tend to seem like minutes and minutes do hours when one is standing right in front of the class. Oddly enough, despite all my worries, I always did about as well as you could expect. In fact, you would hardly know that I was someone that detested public speaking. Of course, that could be partly because I just talked and kept talking until I was done, without pause, so I did not lose my nerve. Then again, there are many times where the anticipation is far worse than the actual event. Some great horror is built up and then you wonder what there is to worry about in the end. Still didn't change the fact that I did not like it but that is just how these things go sometimes.