Are you good at public speaking?

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Are you good at public speaking?

Creepellah Creepellah
Are you good at public speaking? I'm not. I usually panic.
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yes
14  (22%)
no
27  (42%)
sometimes
23  (36%)
Total votes: 64
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01/18/2013
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Turns out I am, despite being shy and an introvert. I think it came from doing drama courses through high school and college. Whenever I was part of a group project in my other classes, I was the one sent up to do the presentation because it would horrify everyone else to do it.

I was recently singled out for it at a workshop when we were performing mock interviews as an exercise; the workshop leader was impressed with my "strengths" example of giving presentations which resulted in the class hearing a short dissertation about presentation and public speaking from me. Then there was a clamor to have a public speaking workshop with me leading it ...

I probably could make a living at teaching the shy and introverted to do such things. I understand public speaking is a greater fear than death.
01/18/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
It's something I absolutely hate doing, but if I'm really familiar/comfortable with the material I can do a decent job of it.
01/18/2013
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Creepellah
Are you good at public speaking? I'm not. I usually panic.
not with strangers, I'm fine with work meetings though
01/18/2013
Bleu Bleu
I'm like the most out-spoken person out there, apparently! My friends usually have me speak up XD
01/18/2013
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Depends on if it is on a subject I like. I fall apart if I don't give a shit about what I am talking about.
01/18/2013
kdlt kdlt
I've been told that I'm an extremely skilled speaker-- but I always inwardly get so nervous and hate doing it!
01/18/2013
table38792 table38792
Maybe in front of a few friends, but definitely not in front of strangers!
01/18/2013
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Luckily my job does not require it. I think I would probably throw up if I had to.
01/18/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I took classes when I was a teen on public speaking. I did well for a little while, but I think I would mostly choke at this point.
01/18/2013
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I am not good at public speaking. Never have been.
01/18/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I am. You get used to it as you do it more. The panic will go away.
01/18/2013
jr2012 jr2012
strangely, yes, even though I'm pretty shy and really horrible at socializing. Something about standing up in front of people who are being quiet and listening to me is so much easier than trying to find my opening in a conversation! Plus there is usually time to prepare for a speech!
01/18/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Creepellah
Are you good at public speaking? I'm not. I usually panic.
Not at all.
01/18/2013
Rossie Rossie
I not super good, but I can handle it.
01/18/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I used to be good with getting up in front of people and talking when I was still in school but I haven't done it in so long that I've lost a bit of confidence.
01/19/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I hate hate HATE public speaking but if I'm talking about something I enjoy or know a lot about, I am pretty good at public speaking.
01/19/2013
RatchetS RatchetS
Most of the time I'm not. I hate public speaking. Sometimes it's ok if I know the information backwards and forwards and the audience is not intimidating.
01/19/2013
js250 js250
I hate doing it but am very good at speaking. Probably from bartending and dealing with the public....
01/19/2013
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Creepellah
Are you good at public speaking? I'm not. I usually panic.
nope, i am not.
01/19/2013
EmuLove EmuLove
I prefer talking to large groups of people than just 1 or 2 people lol weird I know
01/19/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Definitely not and I've taken the Dale Carnegie Coruse of How to Win Friends and Influence people and multiple Professional Development classes at work. I'm still nervous even in meetings when I'm not the leader or Facilitator. I usually just sit there and nod my head. I hate conflicts and am always afraid to be embarressed or say something stupid in front of others. Matter of fact I stay quiet in family gatherings especially.
01/19/2013
misterazor misterazor
i'm not bad at it.
01/19/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Creepellah
Are you good at public speaking? I'm not. I usually panic.
Definitely not!
01/19/2013
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Creepellah
Are you good at public speaking? I'm not. I usually panic.
I get panic attacks sometimes, but recently I've been able to do it pretty well.
01/19/2013
sillylilkitten sillylilkitten
No, I get panic attacks thinking about it, and when I'm speaking I start shaking and blushing and my mind goes blank.
01/19/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by Creepellah
Are you good at public speaking? I'm not. I usually panic.
It depends if I have practiced. I'm only bad because of tripping over words. I don't get stage fright.
01/19/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Creepellah
Are you good at public speaking? I'm not. I usually panic.
I am a ham, and more comfortable on stage than at a party.
01/19/2013
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I am weirdly good at public speaking, even though I am usually awkward and am completely socially inept.

I had the highest grade in my speech class, and one day I was walking across the humanities parking lot at my school when my speech teacher honked at me from her car which was halfway across the lot and yelled to me that I rock....it was strange.
01/19/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Yes I am.
01/19/2013
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