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    Posted: Mar 01 2014 at 6:43pm
I have to do a Bible reading in a few weeks infront of a Jehovah Witness congregation of like 60-70 people so im not really nervous about the amount of people but I will admit being in a wheelchair sort of magnifies the apprehension of speaking infront of an audience because I feel people will focus on the wrong things since all my physical faults are on display. even so im barely nervous  compared to how I thought I would feel.


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yeah

I always prefer sitting while I'm talking to a group. I know it's not quite the same reasons for you, but good luck

is this even real though? how did this happen?
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Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

yeah

I always prefer sitting while I'm talking to a group. I know it's not quite the same reasons for you, but good luck

is this even real though? how did this happen?
is what real? most of my family are Jehovah Witnesses so I decided to give it a serious swirl. 
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Oh ok, cool

I was wondering if you were making it up. How long will you be up there?
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Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

Oh ok, cool

I was wondering if you were making it up. How long will you be up there?
3-4 min. strangely I really  cant say im  fear full  at all. this can only help me get to where I wanna be communication wise not to mention salvation is the greatest gift of all.
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Hell na, I rox the mic whenever I can!






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No, but once in college I had to read a paper in front of the class. I got so nervous and started shaking, I could barely keep the paper still. Before then that never happened. I guess it did that time because I was low key screwing a guy in my class and he was in the front row, dead center. 
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My fear decreased after I took a Speech class at community college. I had to give speeches that were graded and felt better about it by the second one.
Just write what you need to say, then read it to yourself a couple times a day, and try to not read it the whole time - it is important to make eye contact with your audience - so as you memorize it, remember to look up from the paper and stare at something else.
Also, time yourself to see if you are going too fast or too slow. You don't want to run out of time and you don't want to finish too fast - people will stare at you expecting you to say more.
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Originally posted by sexyandfamous sexyandfamous wrote:

My fear decreased after I took a Speech class at community college. I had to give speeches that were graded and felt better about it by the second one.
Just write what you need to say, then read it to yourself a couple times a day, and try to not read it the whole time - it is important to make eye contact with your audience - so as you memorize it, remember to look up from the paper and stare at something else.
Also, time yourself to see if you are going too fast or too slow. You don't want to run out of time and you don't want to finish too fast - people will stare at you expecting you to say more.


Good advice! Also, if you feel yourself getting nervous, just slow down. Sometimes the slower I go, the calmer I get. The larger the crowd, the less important eye contact is. Just scan the crowd so folks get the impression you're talking to them.
If you feel anxiety before going on, do breathing exercises. Breathe in counting to five, then exhale continuing to count to ten.
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terrified of public speaking

i can speak my behind off in front of people i know but i freeze up in the spotlight
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