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Are you nervous when talking in front of a group of people, or does it not worry you?

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Not at all nervous. It puzzles me why anyone is nervous! I suppose I just don't care what anyone in the audience thinks about me.
Same here. (However, I think I am part ham.) ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
by Rice
I used to be when I first started out in my career, I would honestly blush bright red and I swear my knees used to physically shake. Now, I've done it that many times, and taken presentation skills courses, that it is much easier. Unless it's with a massive crowd, I'm normally fine. My job as a HR Manager often means getting up in front of a room of people and presenting, so I've grown accustomed to it.
I used to hate if I had to talk in front of people, even at school.

I am not quite so bad now however that fear has left me not wanting to do this if I have a choice, so I guess I AM nervous talking in front of a crowd.
by Finy
It depends on what I'm talking about. If I am confident with the topic I am happy to speak about it. If I'm not so sure I don't like speaking about it I dread the questions that might be asked!
by AJ
My part time job is public speaking (am a Marriage Celebrant) so...no...I am not. However I always have a healthy amount of adrenaline circulating during a ceremony to make sure I do a good job and remain highly alert to everything being in the right place and happening at the right time etc..
by Fran
I feel nervous when I am talking to a large group. I always think that there is someone in the audience who knows more than I do! :)
I'm fine now.
When I first started 20 years ago, I was quite bad.

Over the years, it got better and better...Plus
it helps if you are passionate about what it is
'your talking about'.
It takes a fair bit of practice, to master it.
Yes, I hate it!!
Nope, absolutely love it, it is my job and my passion.
I find that I am always nervous at the beginning, but the nerves peter out as I go on. A teacher of mine once gave me the best advice: pretend to be confident. One of those 'fake it until you make it' bits. It really works.
by Vee
I sure do. I am a teacher and I'm OK with standing in front of a class of students but in front of a large crowd, no.
I am quite nervous yes! I was asked to speak at the Australian Homebirth Conference a couple of years ago and I swear it was the scariest thing I ever had to do! I spoke for fifteen minutes in front of several hundred people. It went off without a hitch in the end, and I felt great afterwards when everyone applauded.
Used to be many moons ago but not now. Its all about preparation to fight away those nerves. and practice of course. now I enjoy it a lot.
Hell No! I love it. It is the opposite with me I get anxious when I have to tal to someone one on one.
Yes but apparently I do it well most of the time
by kimp
Was a trainer in Army & at work. No time for nerves, especially giving Drill Lessons in the Army!
Not nervous at all.
by Rice
Very similar to what Finy wrote! And I'm still as hopeless now, even taking to anyone I don't know, as I was at school!
by Miro
I t would be my worst nightmare. Even if I knew them I would still be frightened for some unknown reason. I think you have to have a lot of confidence to do it. Queen Elizabeth was very scared facing the audience I would like to know how she feels today.
It depends on who the people are.
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