Monday, March 2, 2009
In class assigment
I hated this last assignment- which was pitching advertisements. Here i had written such clever ideas down for my advertisement and couldn't even make the words out to present it to the class. I know that I wasn't the only one who was stage fright to present-but I still felt like an idiot which was not cool. Looking at other people get up there- it seemed easier for them just to talk to the class without the fear of messing up. I don't know why i am so afraid but somehow my body shakes, I turn beat red, and my head clouds over and I cannot focus- when I had to pitch. I was thankful to be second in line I might have been worse if I had to wait longer- then I wouldn't have been able to say anything maybe. I guess I should have made my pitch short and simple it would have been done faster and probably more effective. I am afraid I got a bad grade on this assignment. It would have been way to cool if all we had to do is turn our posters in without having to pitch. I made it half way through my poster before I started making up the words because I couldn't focus enough to read them. Did anyone notice? I hate public speaking I know I could go far if I could get passed it. I am good a good communicator and like people but some how getting up and presenting is a whole new ball Field. I have no problem pitching from my seat- its when I get up that i swallow my own stomach and my throat gets clogged. What ever is my problem? It seems silly to think that public speaking is such a big deal to get scared over. So what you mess up right? who cares? But somehow I don't feel like announcing that I could mess up. Am i the only one who feels this way?