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Re: shy people club
« Reply #80 on: April 28, 2008, 06:45:53 AM »
I guess I'm just used to it now. In grad school, with presentations for every class, plus our big project in order to graduate, it became pretty natural. Most the time in classes, we were in groups, but we would have to make 30-45 minute presentations...which means each person spoke for about 10 minutes. But the big final project was just you...and that was about a 20 minute one. THAT one was scary, just because you knew if you didn't do well, you had one more chance...or you didn't graduate!
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #81 on: April 28, 2008, 07:53:45 AM »
Ok, exams I suck at. I prepare and everything goes out the window when I'm sitting for it. Presentations, it's the same thing. However, if I were to speak infront of people about general knowledge, that is no problem.

I'm better with improvising a speech/presentation, rather than doing a written one. However, if it's for a class on an assignment you need to have a prepared one for time limits etc. and that's something I can't do.

Like yesterday at my mates wedding. I had a speech prepared and I was nervous. Last minute I decided to throw that out and go with on the spot thinking. Turned out being 10 times better and I found it alot easier.
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #82 on: April 28, 2008, 11:16:51 AM »
I guess I'm just used to it now. In grad school, with presentations for every class, plus our big project in order to graduate, it became pretty natural. Most the time in classes, we were in groups, but we would have to make 30-45 minute presentations...which means each person spoke for about 10 minutes. But the big final project was just you...and that was about a 20 minute one. THAT one was scary, just because you knew if you didn't do well, you had one more chance...or you didn't graduate!
I'm thinking about maybe going to grad school... though that sounds like something to put on the con side of the decision! :P

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Re: shy people club
« Reply #83 on: April 28, 2008, 12:57:52 PM »
urgh speaking infront of people at uni *shudder*
you have your lecturer marking you, peers who are better than you listening to your every mistake. DREADFUL
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #84 on: April 28, 2008, 01:05:37 PM »
I guess I'm just used to it now. In grad school, with presentations for every class, plus our big project in order to graduate, it became pretty natural. Most the time in classes, we were in groups, but we would have to make 30-45 minute presentations...which means each person spoke for about 10 minutes. But the big final project was just you...and that was about a 20 minute one. THAT one was scary, just because you knew if you didn't do well, you had one more chance...or you didn't graduate!
I'm thinking about maybe going to grad school... though that sounds like something to put on the con side of the decision! :P
That sound like a good thing. What are you going to work on?
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #85 on: April 28, 2008, 01:33:57 PM »
I'm thinking about maybe going to grad school... though that sounds like something to put on the con side of the decision! :P

I'm sure it depends on what you're studying XD My field is medically based, so we had to do a lot of research and things :P Thus, our presentations were based on the different types of research we did into all the different journal articles.
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #86 on: April 28, 2008, 02:25:43 PM »
That sound like a good thing. What are you going to work on?
Computer Science. Only if I can get a full ride somewhere though, I can't afford it on my own after already attending a private university for four years. But my prof said that there's a decent chance of that with the computer science field if we do well enough as an undergrad.

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Re: shy people club
« Reply #87 on: April 28, 2008, 10:04:51 PM »
With Computer Science or related, you generally don't need to do any post-graduate work, unless you plan on becoming a professor.  Unfortunately, that doesn't save you from having to do presentations. :P I had quite a lot of group projects & presentations in 3rd & 4th year. :-\

I guess just like exams, you really have to prepare for them, in order to do well.  I know Jason said that sometimes coming up with stuff on the spot is a lot better, but I just can't do that with dozens of eyes on me and one of them scribbling down notes, most likely deducting marks... :sweating:

In a more casual setting, it's a lot easier.  Still though, I think you have to have a general idea of what you want to say before you start saying it.  For me, it meant typing up notes, and rehearsing over and over again. :sleepy:
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2008, 09:53:47 PM »
I get nervous right before having to start a presentation. First, my heart starts beating faster. Then my diaphragm forgets to breathe by itself. Then I get queasy. Then a minute after rambling, all that goes away. Instead, there's a loud voice in my head screaming, "PLEASE! SHOOT ME!"

Computer Science group projects and presentations suuuuuuck. Good luck. :suffer:

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« Reply #89 on: April 29, 2008, 10:21:20 PM »
My heart races too before presentations, and whenever it was my turn to read out loud in class. :P  Even whenever I put up my hand to ask a question, or whenever I want to say something in a group of people. 

But it's always just leading up to it.  After that first minute passes, everything goes back to normal.  Then when I finish and return to my seat or whatever, my heart starts racing again, and then goes back to normal.  It's pretty annoying. :P
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #90 on: April 29, 2008, 10:51:07 PM »
The exact same thing happens to me. I have come to rely on the feeling in class. When I'm sitting in a lecture and my heart starts racing, I know I want to say something, lol. If I don't say whatever is making my heart beat so fast, I know I would regret it later.

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Re: shy people club
« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2008, 05:03:20 AM »
Well, one thing I can't ever get over is when I sign in my church. I'm great going up there...then the music starts and I'm good. But, about halfway through my signing, my heart is racing, and my legs and hands are shaking. By the time I sit down, I just have to keep breathing and my hands are shaking like you wouldn't believe. :P
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2008, 10:37:33 AM »
For me, it meant typing up notes, and rehearsing over and over again. :sleepy:
Notes I tend to have, but I hate them and try to ditch them at the last second. XD Rehearsing is something I've never done, that only makes it more nerve racking in the end.

I had to do a speech in front of 700 people. I had no idea what I was to say, and I pulled it off perfectly with minimal amount of nerves. I just find it so much easier that way. Writing a speech and knowing what you have to say means you think it over in your head a lot more. That tends to kill me. XD
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #93 on: April 30, 2008, 08:29:11 PM »
Well, one thing I can't ever get over is when I sign in my church. I'm great going up there...then the music starts and I'm good. But, about halfway through my signing, my heart is racing, and my legs and hands are shaking. By the time I sit down, I just have to keep breathing and my hands are shaking like you wouldn't believe. :P
Yeah... that does sound like almost the same thing.  Of course, singing in front of people is a lot more nerve-wracking than regular speaking. :P

I had to do a speech in front of 700 people. I had no idea what I was to say, and I pulled it off perfectly with minimal amount of nerves. I just find it so much easier that way. Writing a speech and knowing what you have to say means you think it over in your head a lot more. That tends to kill me. XD
700?! :o  I don't think I've ever had to speak in front of that many.  I don't know... I wouldn't find it easier just getting up there and making stuff up, but I guess it really depends on what you're speaking about.  If it's something you're really excited & passionate about, then I guess it wouldn't be too difficult to do... but I don't know.  With that many people watching, I don't think I'd be comfortable just winging it on the spot. :P
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #94 on: May 01, 2008, 07:12:32 AM »
signing...not singing ;) But it does look like I just transpose the g and n :P
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #95 on: May 01, 2008, 12:31:32 PM »
Signing? As in like signing your name in a book?
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #96 on: May 01, 2008, 12:32:56 PM »
I think she means sign language :P


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« Reply #97 on: May 01, 2008, 12:36:28 PM »
Oh ok, now I understand the nerves. If she meant signing a book, I'd wonder why she was getting nervous. :P
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Re: shy people club
« Reply #98 on: May 01, 2008, 02:11:12 PM »
I was confused too, that makes more sense.

I've always wanted to learn sign language, ever since I went to summer camp when I was eleven. A couple of boys who were in my group were deaf so for the talent show, we learned a song in sign language. I still remember it too.

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Re: shy people club
« Reply #99 on: May 01, 2008, 08:00:34 PM »
Yeah sign language would be helpful to know.

And I think I can sing ok but I'm deathly afraid of doing solos in front of people.
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