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Anxiety at work before speaking publicly after scary presentation



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Feb 2, 2016
Hi all

Not sure if anyone would be able to guide me. I'm really looking for some support. I started a new job recently and was asked to do a presentation for another department.

I initially said no because i was only 6 weeks into the job but ended up caving in. I gave the presentation and needless to say it was a disaster. I fumbled on my words, spoke quickly, and was nervous because i had no idea who was my audience. No-one connected and no-one had any questions at the end. I felt like a failure because it was a room full of important people

In my previous jobs, presentations wasn't a problem. It's now 7 months down the line and I've put off doing presentations for a while. Even when i'm asked to speak in a meeting with important people i put it off because I feel like i'm going to do the same thing. Fumble on my words and be nervous. I feel like such an emotional wreck. I still think about that day 7 months ago and some times it's hard to get out of bed when my memory goes back to how horrible that presentation was.

Has anyone overcome this before?
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