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'There is NO way I can perform under that kind of pressure!'
'Your performance review is next Tuesday. You're allowed to bring a guitar and up to three backup singers.'
"I don't know whether your tired, anxious, nervous, or whatever. But it looks like a clear case of performance anxiety."
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"I think feeling a certain amount of anxiety over the up coming race with the Hare is perfectly normal!"
"Perhaps your performance anxiety wouldn't be so bad if you performed better."
"I HATE public speaking! Whenever I'm in front of an audience, I freeze like a... Well, you get the picture."
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Sparky was always terrified of public speaking
Bob worked hard to avoid the spotlight.
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"I am not going on after God."
"Dang - I can't go when someone's watching."
'Oh yeah, and I was in Boy Scouts.'
"Larry, you can't blame everything on the media."
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'So what if people are watching you. Aren't you also looking at them?'
Bob would go to any lengths to avoid public speaking.
"One, two, three...then math anxiety kicks in."
Pretty girls listen patiently. They know you'll soon get tongue-tied and won't be able to talk anymore.
"I had a fear of speaking in front of people, which is why I shadow puppet and sing the lessons."
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"Will they hate me if I talk?"
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"I could swear I had something to say."
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"I hope you're not nervous."
"I wish I could get him to relax."
"Ignore the 45,000 people. They're watching you, but they're not staring at you."
'I used to be afraid of public speaking, but since I realised everyone falls asleep after 15 minutes...'