Past Experiences With Presentations

November 19th, 2012

To be honest, I’ve never really like giving presentations. Throughout middle school and into high school I was horrible at presenting and I always got extremely nervous. I think it was always really obvious as well (blushing, stuttering, etc.). However, as I went through high school and as I got into college, presenting became a lot easier. I still get nervous (as do most people I think) and I still have things to work on – I tend to talk really fast and I’m often not loud enough – however, presenting is no longer the bane of my existence like it used to be. I think in this case practice makes perfect. My advice to someone who has trouble presenting would be to do it more often. It may seem horrible at first but I think the more you do something the more comfortable you become with it. It also helps to remember that everyone gets nervous and that things you think people are noticing they probably aren’t noticing at all.

Public Speaking

November 18th, 2012

When I was in middle school and high school I used to get extremely nervous before and during presentaions. It would be so bad that when I started talking I would turn bright red and my hands would begin to shake. I would be so concerned about how nervous I was, that it would cause me to create the mistakes I was nervous about making. Things changed  when I attended community college and took several theater courses. I learned that the only thing that could affect my performance was myself. When I approached the performance with confidence and focused on what I was saying instead of worrying about the audience, my nervousness greatly diminished. It is important to remember that public speaking ranks as one of the top fears people have, and everyone is nervous this helps me remain calm. Another great thing about our upcoming presentation for this class is that we all know each other and everyone wants you to do well. Also remember that you know more about your topic than anyone else and if you make a mistake no one is likely to know so keep calm and focuses.

Public Speaking

November 18th, 2012

When I was in middle school and high school I used to get extremely nervous before and during presentaions. It would be so bad that when I started talking I would turn bright red and my hands would begin to shake. I would be so concerned about how nervous I was, that it would cause me to create the mistakes I was nervous about making. Things changed  when I attended community college and took several theater courses. I learned that the only thing that could affect my performance was myself. When I approached the performance with confidence and focused on what I was saying instead of worrying about the audience, my nervousness greatly diminished. It is important to remember that public speaking ranks as one of the top fears people have, and everyone is nervous this helps me remain calm. Another great thing about our upcoming presentation for this class is that we all know each other and everyone wants you to do well. Also remember that you know more about your topic than anyone else and if you make a mistake no one is likely to know so keep calm and focuses.

Past Presentations

November 18th, 2012

When I was in 7th grade I had to present some kind of science-box. I don’t remember what it was, but I know the presentation was horrible and I froze up. It’s not the people I have to talk to that make me nervous, it’s that I’m always afraid to forget what I have to say. And I don’t improvise well. That said, I think my best presentation was my senior year of high school when I had to talk about a stats project on disposable water bottles. It interested me, but there were 40 other people in the room who all thought their projects were more interesting, so they were pretty much asleep. Even acting at Ghostwalk makes me nervous, but I think it has helped because it means that I’ve actually spoken in front of a fairly large number of people.

 

Past Presentations

November 18th, 2012

When I was in 7th grade I had to present some kind of science-box. I don’t remember what it was, but I know the presentation was horrible and I froze up. It’s not the people I have to talk to that make me nervous, it’s that I’m always afraid to forget what I have to say. And I don’t improvise well. That said, I think my best presentation was my senior year of high school when I had to talk about a stats project on disposable water bottles. It interested me, but there were 40 other people in the room who all thought their projects were more interesting, so they were pretty much asleep. Even acting at Ghostwalk makes me nervous, but I think it has helped because it means that I’ve actually spoken in front of a fairly large number of people.

 

Past Experiences

November 18th, 2012

I’ve had a lot of experience talking in front of people. I gave the speech at my graduation, and I hosted many of the assemblies throughout high school and they went well, I don’t even remember being nervous for them. However, if I’m being graded or judged on my performance that’s when I tend to mess up. When I would sing in front of people, I would get so nervous that it would ruin the moment. Actually getting up there is fine, but it’s the build up that gets me. I freak myself out by thinking about every little thing that can go wrong. My biggest problem is the pace at which I talk. I talk quickly most of the time anyway, but once I’m getting a formal presentation I talk so much faster than usual,  which I’m sure everyone noticed during my 4-minute presentation.

Past Experiences

November 18th, 2012

I’ve had a lot of experience talking in front of people. I gave the speech at my graduation, and I hosted many of the assemblies throughout high school and they went well, I don’t even remember being nervous for them. However, if I’m being graded or judged on my performance that’s when I tend to mess up. When I would sing in front of people, I would get so nervous that it would ruin the moment. Actually getting up there is fine, but it’s the build up that gets me. I freak myself out by thinking about every little thing that can go wrong. My biggest problem is the pace at which I talk. I talk quickly most of the time anyway, but once I’m getting a formal presentation I talk so much faster than usual,  which I’m sure everyone noticed during my 4-minute presentation.

Past Experience

November 16th, 2012

I have given multiple presentations in the past, given not all of them in a formal school setting but presentations none the less. First, I remember giving the usual book reports and occasional research report over the course of my years in school but nothing to momentous. I distinctly remember giving a speech after receiving my Eagle Scout award. At the end of the presentation the recipient gets up and gives his remarks. I remember I had no idea what I was going to say except to simply thank everyone for their help along the way and be done with it. Also, I have had to give multiple military briefs both in my Guard unit and in ROTC. The biggest problem I had on this front was keeping within the time constraint, their was usually a large amount of information that was vitally important that I needed to get out and only had a small amount of time to do it. I learned time management fairly quickly this way.

Past Experience

November 16th, 2012

I have given multiple presentations in the past, given not all of them in a formal school setting but presentations none the less. First, I remember giving the usual book reports and occasional research report over the course of my years in school but nothing to momentous. I distinctly remember giving a speech after receiving my Eagle Scout award. At the end of the presentation the recipient gets up and gives his remarks. I remember I had no idea what I was going to say except to simply thank everyone for their help along the way and be done with it. Also, I have had to give multiple military briefs both in my Guard unit and in ROTC. The biggest problem I had on this front was keeping within the time constraint, their was usually a large amount of information that was vitally important that I needed to get out and only had a small amount of time to do it. I learned time management fairly quickly this way.

Past Experience on doing presentations before an audience.

November 16th, 2012

Doing an presenations before an audience was something that I just cannot do well. I get extremely nervous front of people. I donot mind talking one-on-one conversation, but there is something in doing presentations in fromt of an audience that freaks out. But I know that if I practice enough, the nervousness decreases. I think the nervousness had to do with the fact that English is not my first language and the fear of making mistake in my presentations. I get freaked out when I realize everyone is looking at me. So I tend to don’t look up. I know that I should make eye contact to people while doing presentations, but it is just really hard for me to do it. I hope know how other people deal with nervousness on doing presentations. I also hope that I am not the only one who get nervous front of people.


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