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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Stage Fright

WOW! absolutley the worse experience I can go through. Okay, one of the most worse ones. My mouth goes dry, my hands sweat, and I suddenly forget to breath. I think its no big deal, but it is. I don't feel comfortable with eye contact. I don't like people looking at me, and I don't like the sound of my voice. By the time I get done I sure am thirsty. I will read on the exercises, do breathing techniques, and water. A glass of water is ok to have and sip in between slides or examples. For me its a good time to say, "any questions?" enough time to breath and drink water and recompose and no one even notices all that just took place with in me and my emtions. I hope it works for me this semester.

From a student


Melissa Hernandez com101-115 said...

I'm the same way but I just breath in and out and say to myself "I dont know these people and it is going to be ok." And I also hate when people are looking at you so a trick is to look at the wall or look at the top of your audience heads.

Anonymous said...

I have stage fright too, and I too don't like to be the center of attention. I shake, I stumble over my words, and I go blank. So, I can definitely feel your pain.

Chris Smith com101 sec4049

Anonymous said...

Is that what normal stage fright is like? o.o I swear last time I presented, I left the class with chest pains. I am pretty curious about the other side of things though. I like to know how people who don't have anxiety or ADHD or OCD experience things.

Rebecca Johnson 4049

Bridget West COM 101-4080 said...

I don't know when it started exactly, but I didn't develop stage fright until I was older - maybe high school age. When I was younger, I loved performing, speaking, and pretty much just being in the spotlight. These days, however, I get extremely nervous. My body shakes along with my voice. Sometimes my hands sweat. I definitely do not like people looking at me either. What I've been trying to do to get over this is to tell myself that everyone else has to go through it too and that I shouldn't worry about what they think - I don't know them anyways.