IdahoPA Posted September 21, 2011 Share Posted September 21, 2011 Hello! I've recently developed a problem and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I've never had a problem with public speaking. Indeed, I enjoy teaching and have given classes to a few hundred people without incident. Additionally, I frequently speak with and have pleasant, whole conversations with strangers. The problem is this: during my last two interviews I was literally unable to form a complete, coherent sentence in English. I've practiced anticipated questions and have participated in group mock interviews (in our group of 8, I was the only one to rock 'em.) I have a solid grasp on the PA field and my reasons for wanting to be a part of it. It's not like I'm failing because I'm simply unprepared. I don't feel any obvious physical signs of nervousness like butterflies in my tummy, queasiness or elevated heart rate. So saying, "Just relax" probably isn't going to be helpful. What the heck is going on here? I clearly have an issue and I definitely need to get it fixed soon. I would guess that maybe I'm more nervous since these interviews are so important and perhaps because I'm in a different role (vs teaching where I have control of the environment). Anyone with a fear of public speaking have any advice? I would be most appreciative of your help. Thanks! ~L Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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