Do you hate public speaking?

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Do you hate public speaking?

Gdom Gdom
I've read that public speaking is one of the biggest fears today. And many of those that aren't strictly "afraid" of public speaking still seem to dislike it for one reason or another. So, do you dislike public speaking or do you have a different viewpoint on the subject?
08/27/2012
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CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
I don't enjoy it one bit.
08/27/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I have anxiety big time, so I hate it. I don't hate it as much as heights, but it's pretty close.
08/27/2012
Willowe Willowe
I used to hate it, but after having to speak in public so often it just doesn't really phase me anymore. I still get a bit nervous, but I get over that pretty quickly now.
08/27/2012
Ansley Ansley
I think once I got over the stage fright and had a few successes under my belt, I might be okay.

I'd feel sorry for anyone sitting in the far back, I'm so damn tiny no one would be able to see me without a gigantic television broadcasting to the back of the auditorium.
08/27/2012
mama2007 mama2007
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Originally posted by Gdom
I've read that public speaking is one of the biggest fears today. And many of those that aren't strictly "afraid" of public speaking still seem to dislike it for one reason or another. So, do you dislike public speaking or do you ...
yes but i am speaking as a domestic violence survivor on oct 12 at an event that's 250 - 350 people so im really nervous
08/27/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
I used to hate it, but I have done it enough that it doesn't bother me anymore.
08/27/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Most definitely
08/27/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
I used to abhor it. Now, I still get nervous before I get on stage, but once I'm up there, it doesn't really affect me anymore.
08/27/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
I actually love it. I'm a bit of an egomaniac at times, and have a definite trace of ham in me, and I like being the center of attention. I like being able to get up in front of a large group and just wow them - the only time I've ever choked on stage was from being excited.

Everyone's got their things.
08/27/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I don't enjoy it but I'm able to do it. I've held speeches in front of entire schools before.
08/27/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I haven't had the opportunity yet to speak in public, but I actually enjoyed Speech class in college, so I think I would be fine. Depending on the audience of course.
08/27/2012
spookycutie spookycutie
I hate it, I get all flustered, shaky, nervous...and sweaty
08/27/2012
Taylor Taylor
I hate it, and I'll do just about anything to get out of it. I've gotten panic attacks when giving speeches in front of the class, which was pretty humiliating.

I wish it wouldn't have been mandatory to take public speaking in college. I definitely don't feel like I learned anything other than the only way I can get through a speech in front of a class is to take lots of anxiety medication.
08/27/2012
<3BF <3BF
not at all
08/27/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Gdom
I've read that public speaking is one of the biggest fears today. And many of those that aren't strictly "afraid" of public speaking still seem to dislike it for one reason or another. So, do you dislike public speaking or do you ...
I actually have a degree in public speaking and I LOVE it...but I also have social anxiety disorder. So I love to do the presentation but hate the glad handing afterwards. It is a weird dichotomy.
08/27/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by mama2007
yes but i am speaking as a domestic violence survivor on oct 12 at an event that's 250 - 350 people so im really nervous
WOW break a leg! How courageous of you to get up and share your story. may the night be everything you hope it will be and more. ~namaste
08/27/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
I can do it, but I get very nervous. I hate being the center of attention and therefor hate public speaking.
08/27/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Yes... I shake throughout the entire thing.
08/27/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I'm actually quite good at public speaking, but I'm still not a big fan of it.
08/28/2012
neil i. neil i.
I haven't done much public speaking in a while, but I don't dread it. I get a little anxious beforehand, but generally perform rather well, despite my dislike of large crowds.
08/28/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Yes, I hate all those eyes staring at me.

It's silly because when I'm in the audience for anything I know that I'm barely paying attention and couldn't care less about the speaker, but when I'm speaking I still assume everyone is sat there judging me.
08/28/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Yes, badly. I don't even want to get into how many times I took the class and dropped out before I finally stayed in. I have bad anxiety and just worried everyone is judging me negatively.
08/28/2012
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