Today I had to give an oral presentation on a technical report I wrote for my technical writing class. It was ok, and maybe I am just being way to hard of myself, but am never pleased with my oral presentations. Allow me to explain....
I am terrified of public speaking. Absolutely mortified when I have to do it. I loathe speaking in front of people, especially when I am being graded or judged.
I literally start to hyperventilate as I'm talking. My heart races, my hands get clammy, and my mouth goes dry. Also I start to tremble and my voice shakes. And I talk super fast. I'm a fast talker anyways, but boy when I'm nervous and giving a presentation, I f l y through it. It's not that I am uncomfortable with the information. On the contrary I loved the topic I presented today. It's just I get so nervous.Then after I'm done, all I can think about is how horrible I am and how awful it was. Kind of like right now.
So....what are your suggestions??? What works for you?? HELP!