Okay, so maybe this topic isn’t exactly true…

Getting over a fear of public speaking

I absolutely love public speaking, i really do, and I have absolutely no problem having group discussions, debates, etc. However, things sort of change when I actually get up in front of a group of people. It’s not necessarily that I’m nervous… it’s just that one time while I was giving a presentation, I was in the middle of a panic attack (due to a now-controlled panic disorder, not in any way related to public speaking) and I was sort of breathing a little fast. Obviously, given that I was in the middle of a panic attack, I couldn’t just take some deep breaths and calm down right away. Now, though, I tend to breathe a little fast when I present, and I’m really not sure why (maybe I’m just associating that past event with every presentation I do?) but does anyone have any tips as to how to get over that? Like I said, I’m not nervous in groups or anything. I’m going for poli sci in college so I know I’ll need to present a lot. Thanks

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