This is a pity party. If you don’t like pity parties, go away.
I had to give a presentation to my class tonight, and do the words “Babbling Idiot” mean anything to you?
I’ve had to do public speaking before and, hey, no problem! I’m a little nervous at first and then I usually settle down and give a pretty good performance (IMO). But tonight I couldn’t get ideas or words to form in my head to save my life. I said “uh” and “um” so many times you would have thought I was doing a George W. Bush impersonation.
Tip: If you say you have a “brain freeze” during a public presentation you are in trouble.
After the class a girl told me that I had a good speaking voice, like Tom Brokaw, and that she was more intent on listening to me speak as opposed to what I was saying. In spite of appreciating the sentiment this didn’t make me feel a whole lot better.
Oh, did I mention that this was a group presentation and I was batting clean up? One of my group members thanked me for taking up time.
On the plus side I talked to the professor after the class and she said I got an A, so what I was trying to say must have got through, but man, my performance sucked.