>have to talk in front of class for a good 10 minutes
How the fuck do you do it, /int/? I've been doing class presentations for years and I still get major anxiety like the autist I am.
I load up on so much information that I don't pause because once I pause then I start to fuck up.
I'm pretty good at making stuff up on the spot though and re-wording things slightly differently to make up for time.
I realized that I hate everyone in my class and that their opinions mean nothing to me.
So really, all you need to worry about is your grade.
I'm just kidding. I never got over my anxiety and fear of public speaking.
just realize everyone else is just as nervous as you
That's why I try to go as soon as I can, everyone else is too busy fretting about their own presentation to even listen to what I'm saying.
I couldnt do it. I just got such intense panic/flight mode reactions there was no way id be able to speak on some subject for minutes.
I don't know what level ur studying at but I was able to get a free card from it up until university.
If its not university lvl, talk to your teachers. I know americans are more elitistic and don't care as much for individual needs but they must have some compassion
>move out (I used to commute & live at home)
>have a roommate now
>he's normie as fuck
I don't know how I'll survive.
If u got big problems with nerves/social anxiety, alcohol wont help much, it wil start to help when ur noticeably drunk
I've always thought about cocaine. Gives a sick ego boost for a short period of time. And it isnt as easy to tell if someone is on cocaine compared to alcohol
I used to be real good at it in high school but I did one at uni for the first time in 4 years and it sucked
but anyway don't talk fast, take pauses and gather your breath
watch some Obama and Hitler speeches
I know that feel OP. When I was high school I was nervous as fuck when doing presentations, stammered like a fucking idiot. I got better as I got older, though I still spilled my spaghetti from time to time. Now, in Uni, its more or less stopped.
One thing that sorta worked for me is to not look down at the floor like an idiot, but not look your audience in the face either. Instead, look at something that makes it seem like you're looking at them, even though you're really not. Like someones shoulders. Of course, just do this on one person for a few seconds or so, before moving on to the next.
I freeze up whenever I'm asked a question in class or have to do a presentation, and stutter. I used to stutter suring regular speech while younger and got made fun of. I also hate "introduce yourself" moments in a class (had to even do this in a lab class).
Dude, make it fun for yourself. Go up there and find a topic that you like to talk about and go nuts. You own the floor and everyone has to listen to you. It also generally you don't have to write another fuckin' paper and can just show that you know what you're talking about with a citation.
I don't know how easy this will be for you, but I overcame my autism by doing some theater productions. If you notice, people really aren't paying attention to you that hard. All you gotta do is talk slowly, with good diction, and loud enough that you can hear it just start to bounce back at you on the wall.