Real Anxiety!!!

April 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm 3 comments

The day I gave my speech I was very nervous and scared. I don’t know what I was afraid of.  I have done this a couple times before. Oh!! Now I know I do this every time I am in front of  an audience!!  I just can not figure out why.  I loved the poem I chose because I believe that it rings true in each one of our lives and I believe I tried to state that but I got tongue-tied and when I get tongue-tied then my face starts burning and my mouth becomes dry and sticky. I know I was in the middle of a full-blown anxiety attack.

When I stood up I felt like all the blood in my body was in my head and I could not think.  However when I actually started reading I began to pray and think about some of  the techniques the book advises us of and some of the anxiety subsided.  I will say looking out at faces that seemed interested made a huge difference in my speech.  I don’t think this one ended up bad but I am scared of the next ones because we have to talk about our subject not read. I do however enjoy this class and I think that everyone in here done a wonderful job kudos to all of us!!!!!  And Candee thank you so much for the encouragement you give to each one of us.

Randa

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Entry filed under: By Randa, Experience & public speaking, Fear & public speaking, Public Reading, public speaking, Reflecting on Experience, Uncategorized.

Nervousness My Personal Freedom

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  • 1. tnhmom05  |  April 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I agree, Candee makes this class so much easier to take. She also has a way of opening up the rest of the class to be accepting and encouraging of everybody else in the class.

    -Ashley

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  • 2. brittnr2011  |  April 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I also agree with you and Ashley. Candee makes this class so much easier for me. I also used some techniques before i had to get infront of the class. I squeesed my hands together constantly to relieve my nervousness which actually worked a little.

    Brittany

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  • 3. zieg7785  |  April 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    You did a really good job! I was only able to catch the last part of your reading, but I was impressed none the less.

    Reply

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