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Old 10-01-2012, 09:27 AM #1
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So I have a public speaking class that I am taking in college. Tomorrow I have to give my "final speech" (counts for a good amount of my grade). Now I am good at writing, in fact I am really good at writing (essays, speeches, etc. but not books, **** writing books I'm no author). BUT I suck *** at speaking in front of groups of people.

I chose to do my speech on world hunger and why it shouldn't be a problem but still is. I have graphics and statistics and whatnot, but I got to write the speech tonight after class. But I'm scared I'm going to **** up when I get in front of everyone. I gave another speech for my midterm and it was horrible. I got super nervous and the only time I spoke fluently was when I wasn't going off my speech/note cards, and was talking off the top of my head (if I try to memorize a speech, the second I get nervous I will forget it).

So what steps should I take in order to be more confident/comfortable? I mean I can talk to people fine, but standing in front of them and giving a speech while I have to stand perfectly straight, maintain eye contact, and not read from the cards, I get ****ed.

Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:05 AM #2
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So I have a public speaking class that I am taking in college. Tomorrow I have to give my "final speech" (counts for a good amount of my grade). Now I am good at writing, in fact I am really good at writing (essays, speeches, etc. but not books, **** writing books I'm no author). BUT I suck *** at speaking in front of groups of people.

So what steps should I take in order to be more confident/comfortable? I mean I can talk to people fine, but standing in front of them and giving a speech while I have to stand perfectly straight, maintain eye contact, and not read from the cards, I get ****ed.

Anyone else have this problem?
If I can pass a speech class, anyone can. I get nervous as hell talking in front of groups of random people. Just go up and do it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:34 AM #6
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:44 AM #7
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Xanax sounds like a good solution.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:46 AM #8
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:19 AM #9
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depending on the length of the speech you could try to do it off the top of your head with just a idea flowchart on a card, if you know the material well enough it shouldn't be much of a problem
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buy a tape recorder. then hit play and lip sync the ****. ya douche
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naw man dont think to much about it, know your **** and know what you need to say, get up there and get **** done!
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Yeah man don't be such a **** just ***** the **** so when you give your speech the **** is wi h the *****.
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I used to be a nervous public speaker years ago. I have totally conquered that fear now, and am completely fine with speaking now. One thing that may seem obvious, but hey it may help, is that 99.9% of the time, your typical college kid audience does not really care about what you have to say (but in a good way. read on). They are, for the vast majority of the time, thinking about other things, worrying about their own speech, wondering how many times they should *** on their girlfriend that night , etc etc you get it. So get up there and be aware that even if you dont sound like the most confident chap ever...no one really cares how you do. (in a good way lol)

Now you don't have to worry about messing up b/c nobody will be judging you, their minds are elsewhere while you're speaking, even if they look like they are paying attention. Give a grand total of zero ****s while you're up there and just talk like a champ. Idk maybe this helps loosen you up some.
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my post got deleted wtf

a post about marijuana gets deleted but the xanax comments are allowed to stay? Makes sense mod.
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my post got deleted wtf

a post about marijuana gets deleted but the xanax comments are allowed to stay? Makes sense mod.
Mrarijuana is an illegel substance. Xanax is legal a prescription medication for those suffering from anxiety. noob.
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Best thing to do is to look on top of every bodies head. Don't look at anyone directly. It looks like your looking at everybody when your not.

Also, are you allowed to have little note cards because those will help a lot. If you get nervous no one cares at all. Write bullets because if you get lost you can look at a bullet and go on from there. If you mess up just say stuff off the top of your head because no one actually knows what you wrote.

Go first if you can because if someone does better than you, the teacher will grade you according to how everybody else did.

Hope this helped and hopefully you do well on that speech
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Just FYI... If you get nervous EVERYONE will notice. And you will be the one in the class that EVERYONE will remember. So don't **** up OP. I took a college speech class. You better not get nervous because once the butterflys come it will get WORSE AND WORSE!!! You will eventually begin to shiver and then shake vigorously. Your mumbling will turn into suttering. Evetually you will freeze up!! So try not to get any butterflys!! GOOD LUCK!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:40 AM #21
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I used to be a nervous public speaker years ago. I have totally conquered that fear now, and am completely fine with speaking now. One thing that may seem obvious, but hey it may help, is that 99.9% of the time, your typical college kid audience does not really care about what you have to say (but in a good way. read on). They are, for the vast majority of the time, thinking about other things, worrying about their own speech, wondering how many times they should *** on their girlfriend that night , etc etc you get it. So get up there and be aware that even if you dont sound like the most confident chap ever...no one really cares how you do. (in a good way lol)

Now you don't have to worry about messing up b/c nobody will be judging you, their minds are elsewhere while you're speaking, even if they look like they are paying attention. Give a grand total of zero ****s while you're up there and just talk like a champ. Idk maybe this helps loosen you up some.
Honestly that's what I usually try to think in order to get more confidence. I know that mainly only the teacher is paying attention. But either way generally I will **** up. I have the speech typed out but I'm worried it won't be 5-7 minutes like it needs to be.

But I do have Xanax (not much, 2.25mg) that I will take about 30 minutes before class. I'm hoping the Xanax will calm me down enough to read slowly. But the **** part is my speech is on world hunger and includes a bunch of statistics that I will suck at remembering. So we'll see how that goes.
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