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Are You Afraid of Public Speaking?

The Big Question 2011/08/09 19:00:00
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  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2011/08/09 22:46:28
    Yes
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +1
    I'm not a fan of it. If its necessary I'll get it done.
  • shannionmalfoylover999 2011/08/09 22:34:47
    Yes
    shannionmalfoylover999
    I am But i probley can do it when i know wevryone for a long time
  • Paradox25 2011/08/09 22:23:27
    Yes
    Paradox25
    When I was in grade school I used to enjoy oral presentations. However as I've gotten older I have (ironically) become more bashful. Even my graduation speeches from several different schools I've attended I was nervous and I just wanted to get them over with.
  • Country Gentleman 2011/08/09 22:17:32
    No
    Country Gentleman
    I am not afraid of speaking; I am just afraid I might not have anything to say.
  • Beth 2011/08/09 22:14:48
    Yes
    Beth
    Yes and no, really...I can write something that sounds fantastic in my head, but when I get in front of people to read it, I get nervous and can't put the right emotion into it, and it just doesn't go the way I planned. :S But, if I'm acting something out, like for a play/skit, I'm not afraid at all. I could be a total doofus in front of millions of people and not give a darn. *shrug* Go figure. :P
  • ColorMeRaven 2011/08/09 22:12:40
    No
    ColorMeRaven
    No I got over that in 8th grade
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/08/09 22:03:04
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    LOST THAT FEAR WHEN I BECAME AN EDUCATOR....
  • Merna 2011/08/09 22:02:30
    No
    Merna
    +1
    I'm pretty comfortable, in fact, it's harder for me to make a conversation with one stranger, than address an entire audience.
  • Aspect ... Merna 2011/08/09 23:37:40
    Aspect of B
    +1
    Me too! 8O
  • heirsoftheking 2011/08/09 22:01:56
    No
    heirsoftheking
    I don't get enough of it.
  • shadowgirl 2011/08/09 21:55:41
    Yes
    shadowgirl
    I stutter even when I'm practicing a speech with myself!!
  • p.dalton 2011/08/09 21:54:59
    No
    p.dalton
    I'm more afraid of public speakers, especially one who uses teleprompters. I've had a terrible experience with that one public speaker in particular. And so have millions of other Americans.
  • ★☆Ams★☆ 2011/08/09 21:53:07
    Yes
    ★☆Ams★☆
    +1
    Yes. I have a phobia about speaking in front of lots of people.
  • VanillaWaferBN4 2011/08/09 21:50:50
    No
    VanillaWaferBN4
    not really, drama classes, plays, musicals, and choir have really helped with that.
  • Yes
    ♥♣⌠⌠c♣L♣o♣V♣e♣R⌡⌡♣♥
    +1
    Yes, because I am shy towards people and I lack elocution.
  • Moonbeams 2011/08/09 21:34:57
    No
    Moonbeams
    I wrote the Eulogy for my Grandma's funeral. Spoke it in front of many faces, I've never seen in my life. I did cheat and kept my head down the whole time! lol ;)
  • DFA 2011/08/09 21:33:34
    No
    DFA
    I was, but then I spoke in a room of 500+ on a stage at the podium and with congressmen and high officials there. I was nervous, but I did it. So I think I should be good to go after that.
  • Luis Aguilar 2011/08/09 21:26:45
    No
    Luis Aguilar
    well if u have something important to say and u know u can explain it you shouldn't be afraid
  • Miko 2011/08/09 21:16:42
    Yes
    Miko
    +1
    Occasionally, I am afraid of speaking in front of others and when I do that, my face turns into red. But anyway, I can withstand it.
  • abubincrazy 2011/08/09 21:13:03
    Yes
    abubincrazy
    +2
    I bet most people have at least a little stage-fright.
    Allegedly, that's partly why performers have so many substance-abuse problems.
    Liquid courage.
  • DFA abubinc... 2011/08/09 21:34:01
    DFA
    +1
    Yummmy!
  • abubinc... DFA 2011/08/09 21:34:56
    abubincrazy
    +1
    I'll drink to that!
  • bronx 2011/08/09 21:10:01
    No
    bronx
    Especially when you believe in what you say.
  • Nozzle 2011/08/09 21:06:20
    No
    Nozzle
    as long as you believe in what you're saying, and you feel that it's important enough to be said in front of people, you will have no fear
  • HigurashiFreak 2011/08/09 21:05:11
    Yes
    HigurashiFreak
    +2
    I am extremely shy. I can't even speak in front of my class without getting weak in the knees.
  • Aly Hart Higuras... 2011/08/09 21:48:40
    Aly Hart
    +1
    *highfives*
  • Eric ~ The Logician 2011/08/09 20:55:11
    Yes
    Eric ~ The Logician
    More times than not, but it depends entirely on the content of what I'm speaking about. If it's something that I'm well informed on, and I think the audience will receive well, then I have total confidence.

    I say more times than not because most of what I have to speak about in class is stuff that I don't care about and there are usually people in the audience that know more about the topic than I do.

    The last example I can think of where I had confidence in public speaking was in front of over 150 people and it was about music during the Viet Nam War as opposed to all other previous wars. I was super interested and found a lot of information.
  • heart.as.loud.as.lions 2011/08/09 20:47:41
    No
    heart.as.loud.as.lions
    I LOVE IT!!!!
  • kent 2011/08/09 20:13:11
    Yes
    kent
    +1
    The anticipation is always tough, and full of stress. After you actually begin, and get the first sentence out I find a comfortable feeling sets in and I remember that I've been told I'm pretty good at it, and I begin to enjoy the moment.

    I've talked publicly to groups of people anywhere from a handful to a huge crowd, and frankly it's the smaller groups I find the toughest, because there is a closer, more personal aspect to it. In a way it feels like they would be more critical of how I'm doing, where the larger groups feel less real and therfore less likely disapproving. And really, it's the fear of disapproval that usually stifles a public speaker.
  • Boris Badinov 2011/08/09 20:10:49
    No
    Boris Badinov
    Preperation is the key.
  • merlinskiss 2011/08/09 20:05:24
    No
    merlinskiss
    It was part of my job and I enjoyed it. Still do it from time to time, Just did one on why S&P; downgraded the US. What was and is tough though is thinking on your feet when very challenging questions are asked.
  • Kigan 2011/08/09 19:56:32
    No
    Kigan
    I just don't like it.
  • Ben 2011/08/09 19:52:19
    No
    Ben
    +1
    I'm a DJ. Its my job to be loud in front of many.
  • wtf 2011/08/09 19:50:34
    No
    wtf
    I have done many speakings engagements. The largest group was about 1200 at a 2 day event.
  • conkers 2011/08/09 19:50:31
    Yes
    conkers
    It makes me feel uncomfortable.
  • B 2011/08/09 19:50:01
    Yes
    B
    It's not that i'm incapable of talking in front of people bc it's not a crippling fear, but I do get so nervous that I stutter and trip over my words. I'm not a good public speaker.
  • freebirdie 2011/08/09 19:48:44
    Yes
    freebirdie
    I do not have that crippling fear, but the stage it's not my favorite place to be. It depends upon what I am saying and what crowd I am saying it to.
  • JCLadybug 2011/08/09 19:35:10
    No
    JCLadybug
    Not really a yes or no question for me. I'm not very good at public speaking and I have to practice presentations a lot before I give them....I also get nervous and it effect my performance. However, I don't have crippling fear that keeps me from speaking or performing.
  • Letha Dixon 2011/08/09 19:34:48
    Yes
    Letha Dixon
    SHY & SCARED
  • LiveLaughLove 2011/08/09 19:32:33
    Yes
    LiveLaughLove
    yes! oh god i hate when we have to present things in class, it makes me want to throw up

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