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May 21, 2015 - 16 comments

Okay well i have an oral presentation tomorrow. I know what scares me most is not just the going up in front of the class, but i dont want people judging my intelligence. I picture myself up there and everyone thinking im stupid. Thats what scares me most.
But you know what im looking forward to the most?- getting it over with. I have been trying to avoid it, and pretend that it doesnt exist. But it does, and it wont do itself. I want to take a breath, get up there and finish it once and for all... until the next oral presentation i have to do of course. Im going to be fine. Its going to be okay. Ill be happy and proud once its over and thats all i want, no matter what grade i get.

I cant tell you im confident for it, as not many students are anyway, but i am going to be as positive as i can be. :)

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by Nighthawk61, May 22, 2015
I know it feels like it sometimes..but people can't know who you are inside, your intelligence, your politics, your religion, your sexuality , nothing. just by just looking at you.

And if they could, they would see a perfectly wonderful young lady.


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by Nighthawk61, May 22, 2015
Don't mistake PREPAREDNESS for INTELLIGENCE.

The other kids that do really well, are not more intelligent than you,
they are just more prepared.


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by Nighthawk61, May 22, 2015
can't wait to hear how you feel you did...

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by mishymoshymarcy, May 23, 2015
Okay well i did do the presentation, but it took heaps of encouragement from my friends who helped me finish it off last minute. I worked on it during 2 classes that weren't history (as it was a history presentation). I kept saying that I wont have time to finish it and i need to prepare and rehearse and all these excuses... just excuses!! And they said, "Marcy, you are going to work on it now and present because you need to. You will finish it". Honestly if it werent for them i wouldnt have done it. But yes, i finished it before my history class, and i managed to somehow get myself up in front of the class. I made one mistake before i started my presentation. As everyone else oral presentation was filled with detail and they all did an amazing job, i felt the need to tell everyone that my work wasnt as good as everyone elses. It was stupid of me to say that, but i did, i just felt like i wanted everyone else to know that i know that it wasnt that good... if that makes sense? Anyway, so when i finish presenting, my teacher asked to see me at the end of the lesson. And she asked me why i said what i did before i began presenting, and that my work was amazing and to not think that it wasnt. And this same teacher while i was waiting for my turn to present, i assume she saw that i was quite nervous sitting there looling at my cue cards. And when she was walked past me twice, tapped my shoulder and said "Dont worry, you'll be fine". It helped me feel a little more encouraged to actually get up there and get it over with. Honestly, this teacher is so caring and it absolutely made my day. :)
But goodness, I am so thankful that I actually did it, even though  in the morning it wasnt done. I just got up there and read it. My voice was quite shaky and i really need to try and relax during oral presentations. I mean what is there to be scared about? Everyone knows everyone. I dont know why we get scared... but anyways, i was trying to do some breathing excercises while other people were presenting, and although it didnt help a great deal to calm me down, it  did a little.
So its over now. I am sane again. Probably until a week from now as i have Mid-year exams in just over a week. I am not going to the gym as my membership expired and since i have to do a lot of studying i wont have time for that. So things are good, I am going to study and do as much as i can with what i have.


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by mishymoshymarcy, May 23, 2015
And i actually have another presentation to do this week. But its not in front of the class, but instead an entire year level. With the grade 7's. I am part of a group in junior school that is called Peer Mediation. Where we help junior students come up with a solution to low level issues or conflicts with another student. And anyway, my friend and i have been asked to present just so the students know that it is an option if they ever need it.
But i dont think i have ever spoken in front of an entire year level before. I have only been in front my primary school i think, but that was years ago.
Anyway, I just want to make sure that i wont be that nervous that my voice shakes and i freak out like i did before my history oral presentation. So thats another thing on my mind. Its not making me nervous just yet, but without a doubt it will soon. Ill probably try and listen to some relation music and do some breathing techniques and everything before it. Also mum said that maybe if i change my attitude towards it ill be less nervous. Like maybe if i 'show off' its make me feel better. I am still trying to work out how to 'show off' but i sort of know what she means by changing my attitude i guess.
So lets hope it goes well. :)

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by Nighthawk61, May 23, 2015
I'm really glad to hear that you spoke to your mom about school.. and that you understand that she's trying to help, and that she can in fact help.. GREAT NEWS

Thankfully your friends got you motivated last minute. That's the importance of talking to "live" people in your life. Maybe you could do your homework with a friend, and that it would make it more interesting for you? Of course, i don't mean that they do it for you, but just hanging around together as you're working on your homework? Maybe after school, or at lunch?

The more you present, the easier it will get. So the fact that you're speaking in front of the 7th level students is wonderful experience for you. You'll get the experience and may not be as intimidated by the younger students as you would the older ones.

Anyway you cut it you know you need to prepare prepare prepare. organize organize organize an practice practice practice. I'm glad that the teacher gave you the feedback that she did. You said you hated the teacher for saying that you were doing okay, but now, here's another teacher that said you did well. That's two for two. You may indeed not be as bad as you think you are.

What is real though, is you feeling awkward because you are not preparing yourself, taking the time , and prioritizing your studies and preparation for presentations, like you know that you are capable of and what God intends you to do with your time.

But, that Marcy you can work on. You can get tips of the internet to present. You can use your next presentation to see if these tips work. Like a science experiment, you can test whether these suggestions actually work.
The most important thing is to organize your time, so you have enough time. And for you that means not going off topic. Forget anything and everything that takes your focus off of your intended action, To do your homework in a fashion that makes you thoroughly successful.

You can do it. Your teachers know you can do it. So do I.

Use your time wisely, one hour, one day at a time......for goodness sake.

xoxox

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by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
Try honey to do your best, by taking all the time that you for the grade 7 presentation.
See how it FEELS to have actually done your best, no matter how long it takes...
It might be the motivating factor that has you put in more than enough time EVERY TIME> moving forward.

I


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by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
Try honey to do your best, by taking all the time that you for the grade 7 presentation.
See how it FEELS to have actually done your best, no matter how long it takes...
It might be the motivating factor that has you put in more than enough time EVERY TIME> moving forward.

I


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by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
Try honey to do your best, by taking all the time that you for the grade 7 presentation.
See how it FEELS to have actually done your best, no matter how long it takes...
It might be the motivating factor that has you put in more than enough time EVERY TIME> moving forward.

I


3060903 tn?1398568723
by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
Try honey to do your best, by taking all the time that you for the grade 7 presentation.
See how it FEELS to have actually done your best, no matter how long it takes...
It might be the motivating factor that has you put in more than enough time EVERY TIME> moving forward.

I


3060903 tn?1398568723
by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
Try honey to do your best, by taking all the time that you for the grade 7 presentation.
See how it FEELS to have actually done your best, no matter how long it takes...
It might be the motivating factor that has you put in more than enough time EVERY TIME> moving forward.

I


3060903 tn?1398568723
by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
Try honey to do your best, by taking all the time that you for the grade 7 presentation.
See how it FEELS to have actually done your best, no matter how long it takes...
It might be the motivating factor that has you put in more than enough time EVERY TIME> moving forward.

I


3060903 tn?1398568723
by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
Try honey to do your best, by taking all the time that you for the grade 7 presentation.
See how it FEELS to have actually done your best, no matter how long it takes...
It might be the motivating factor that has you put in more than enough time EVERY TIME> moving forward.

I


3060903 tn?1398568723
by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
Try honey to do your best, by taking all the time that you for the grade 7 presentation.
See how it FEELS to have actually done your best, no matter how long it takes...
It might be the motivating factor that has you put in more than enough time EVERY TIME> moving forward.

I


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by Nighthawk61, May 24, 2015
3 x a charm

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by mishymoshymarcy, May 25, 2015
Haha thank you Liz. I will try my best. I just hope i wont get too nervous...

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