My Fear of Public Speaking

Filed Under: Mental Health

I have a mild “social anxiety” disorder so public speaking is one of those things that I don’t really do. I mean, I CAN-anyone CAN-but I choose not to. That’s one reason why I have yet to take Speach in college even though it’s a Freshman level class and I have enough hours that I’m almost considered a Senior. That and the fact that drinking before class is usually frowned upon.

I know the oldest trick in the book is to imagine everyone in the audience in their underwear but that doesn’t work for me. I’m always more concerned with my heart that’s beating just a bit too fast and the overwhelming feeling of impeding doom.

Kind of hard to concentrate on what I’m supposed to be saying when I my head feels like it’s going to explode.

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