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Guest BROWNer

fuckin' hell...

i'm dope as shit when its something

thats unexpected and improvised, but

if its something that i know i have to do,

it builds up and i sweat fear...

maximum anxiety and nervousness...

what do you do to quell big presentation

anxieties? skip it and deal with the

consequences later? do tequila shots before?

wack off? what?

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BINGO

 

Its not social,

it has to do with exposure.

When you care about something,

confidence seems shallow under these

situations.

Its natural, and honest.

If you really want a tip, i become aggressive, but its silly

so not much help given

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Guest beardo

the only way i got through my public speaking class was by not caring. seriously. get fully prepared and all that and when you get up there just throw it out there. if you dont care then you dont fuck it up with nerves. i dunno, it worked for me.

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im the same way... if you put me on the spot, i rock. but if i have to give a speech or something, i loose it. i get all hot and everything gets blurry... ive gotten alot better, but its still not my favorite thing in the world to do.... good luck.

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...heh man youre thinking about it toooooo much....the reason you thrive at improv is because its on the fly right, no time for think to get in the way...there is no time for your analytical side to really kick in, and cause confusion and doubt....my suggestion would be NOT to over prepare...thatll only cause you more headaches....keep your notes with you when you go up, but slim em down tremendously...so its just a skeleton...i think youve answered your dilema yourself already, all you really have to do is study why you kick ass at improv but cringe at a lecture....my thinking is that the more time you have to prepare, the more time you have to strangle yourself....topic choice will help too somewhat, but i think you really need to approach the lecture like an improv set...just keep the jokes to a minimum and leave the prosthetics at home....im going to smoke a butt, consider the consultation payment for the giacometti painting....

 

 

rOe, a minor is psych.....

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Originally posted by seeking innocence

i get all hot and everything gets blurry...

 

....and memories of high school come flying back....ive got a three person limit on people listening to me when i talk....completly foiled my dreams of rap stardom....

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Really now,

Tips,

Its silly but it works for me.

 

1 pick your spot, i dont know where the whole thing will take place, but there must be a spot more comfortable than others.

 

2 Sit, in a really 'cool' position and stuff, like you're chillin with friends.

 

3 Smoke, i dont know if you do but it helps, you have something to do with your hands. If you dont smoke, hold something...a pen, anything.

 

4 Dont organise the things you'll say, i mean stick to essence with few words, make it clear. Either everyone will shut up or a dialogue will start and its always better that way.

 

I dont know man, i suck at these. I really wish you the best

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Advertisers use cocaine but i dont really recommend it:cool:

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Guest BROWNer

heh...i'll be sure to sit really cool tesseract, haha..loungin'...

just so you guys don't keep wishing me luck(thanks),

i'm not doing a presentation anytime soon...i just happened

to be perusing some school brochures and

some of the course descriptions indicate

several presentations throughout the year....

kinda makes me want to skip over those

courses...its funny...when i sit here and really

think about doing presentations, i get a bit

anxious....definitely something i would like

to overcome at some point..its kind of a crippling

fear if you don't take it on........my girlfriend has lots of good

advice too, she's a teacher and was just like

all of us in that situation, but she seems to have

overcome most of her fears. i think the best advice

is to just grin and bear it, and if you do it enough it

becomes easier with each one.

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actually.. your best bet is just be really prepared. practice in the mirror a few times. before your start, look around the roomand take a few deep breaths. i've been told i look too relaxed.

but i can't talk to a girl for the life of me :

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i agree vanity...i think your best bet is to know your shit back, forth, reverse and upside down.................its probably best to pick a subject(if you're afforded that luxury) that you can just sit back and school doods on...but.....definitely the more you do it the easier it becomes, especially if its a regular thing..

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Brown, with all due respect, BASTARD!!!

you started this and you DONT have a presentation!!!?

I have to do that shit at least once in a month...

Its been 4 years now and no i dont get any better, i can talk better but i still feel the same

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heh heh....well, thats not entirely true tesser, i will have some

presentations in the somewhat near future.....:)

i guess your right, once a month isn't the most regular

kind of thing......

see, my girl is in front of a class everyday, so i'm sort of

skipping over the normal frame work of most peoples

professions etc...

4 years of this shit and it still makes you feel the same?

damn......crushing my optimistic thinking...:(

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:spent:

dont make direct eye contact! look at the back wall fool! everyone will think your looking at everyone else! also breath normally! i saw this girl have a huge asthma attack once while giving her presentation. another guy had a epileptic attack, i still think he was faking, but he became exempt from presenting, he just had to hand in his speech that was it. if all else fails give that epileptic thing a shot, and let us know how it goes!

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Originally posted by BROWNer

4 years of this shit and it still makes you feel the same?

damn......crushing my optimistic thinking...:(

 

No man, dont.

I overeact, it aint that bad anymore.

Now its like sunday afternoon feeling, you know when monday morning was schooltime.

Not exactly picnic, but ok

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Today I had to do a presentation infront of about 100 people. I'm probably the worst public speaker in the world. Today though I just went up there and didn't give a fuck. Why should I care what they all think of me? They're all a bunch of losers. I own that fucking presentation.

 

Then I had to do another one in another calss, but I saw one of my buddies in the break before. We went out and smoked a nice fattie, them went to the campus bar and had a couple drinks. SERIOUSLY recommended if you have to do a presentation. Calms you down and makes you funny and clever.

 

That's the Doc's remedy....

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talk with a fake british accent.

 

no, i like public speaking. so i have fun up there, just dont be serious at all. think of it as a joke, put humor into it, have fun with it, pretend your sienfeld, make jokes. i dunno, just have fun with it.

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Guest beardo

see, i told you. just dont care and it flows like buttah.

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Guest BROWNer

another approach is to

make it interactive.....looking back, i've done

some and the one that involved the audience was waaaay

smoother....took alot of the pressure and focus off...

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frink had an idea. Maybe the reason i am better at speaking just off the top of my head is because I worry about formulating my thoughts and flowing and being atriculate, but when I am reading or rehearsing things I am only concentrating on how my voice sounds or what people are thinking, rather than the important stuff...

think about it...

frink said it

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i'm definately scared of presentations and such, but props to you all for taking the bull by the horns so to speak. i don't know about buds, i just started not smoking them, and it's true what they say: people do stupid things and say stupid things when they're high. or maybe that's just my friends . . . someone told me one time to squeeze my butt cheeks togather real tight. that shit might work for girls and shit, but it made me uncomfortable as hell. i was way on top of questions however, so . . . i guess it don't matter if you're in some bullshit public speaking class where there's like ten people or whatever and you have some bullshit subject that you don't care about, but you'll prolly be thanking yourself for doin it later when you have some real shit to present.

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