What are people's opinions or feelings towards speaking in public?
As in a formal situation in which you are required to introduce somebody, give a speech or read an excerpt.
See I hate it...hate it with a passion, it makes me immensely nervous and it takes all my energy to compose myself for it. Annoyingly I keep getting thrown into these situations and im starting to wonder if someone, somewhere, is playing a massive joke on me.
The worst part is the more I do it, the worse I get. I would have thought it would be the opposite, that I might get used to it with time and experience....but no I get more awkward and more nervous each time. Ive always disliked being in the spotlight....the only thing that comes close to this where I am comfortable is in an informal setting with a small group of friends.
Is there an element of extraversion vs introversion to this? I expect that there isn't really, that people can get nervous regardless of their disposition.
But I would like to know what people's experiences have been like with regards to this subject.