spirits Posted March 27, 2007 Share Posted March 27, 2007 I fear public speaking. I fear it. Since Febuary, I took on a presentation that will begin within a week. The time is near, and it has been distracting me for an entire month. I can't help but think about all the failures that I've once had using this language to speak in front of a class. Speaking in a foreign country's language (english) is very different from speaking in my own language during a presentation. If it's just my language, i really doubt i'd screw up. If I do, it's purely my own fault because I wasn't as prepared. I have so much more control using my own language as oppose to using English. And because i can control it, i am able to discern the techniques to which i am able to discern good from bad. For English, it's a completely different story. I don't have control over my language skills. I tend to pause in order to construct sentences, my grammar goes all over the place when i speak by instinct. I don't have a very stable foundation when it comes to the ability to speak properly. Presentation... is overburdening. I can hardly focus on my everyday task for the entire month. I've wasted a lot of time, energy and also caused myself a lot of stress worrying over this. Structurally, my presentation is very perfect and very educational. I just wish someone else with better English skills can implement this and not me. Link to comment
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