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'And now I would like to depart from my prepared text...'
"I know how some actors feel. I can't stand to watch myself on security camera tapes."
"Let me answer your question by saying that you're being really aggressive, and it's totally freaking me out."
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"I'm so nervous – my cat is here to see the play."
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Dave had never experienced nervous ticks until just before his nature channel debut
Cat and Mice
"Curtain in five minutes, Dad!"
"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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"I'm a Doctor and I was in the house, but I have on stage presence."
"I am not going on after God."
"I could have been a big celebrity. But for my fear of public speaking."
"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."
"Oh man...my nerves always get the better of me on opening night of panto season."
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Performance anxiety lessons, the more you practice something.
'Stop worrying. You're a cow. People love cows.'
"I..I've forgotten my line! Please read forward and return to me later!"
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'Are your knees knocking with stage fright?'
'A 'pregnant pause' is effective only if you've already said something.'
"C'mon boy, speak! Speak!"
Tags:public speaker, public speakers, public speaking, public speech, public speeches, speech, speeches, performance anxiety, performance nerves, stage fright, stage-fright, protestor, protester, protesters, dog trick, dog tricks, dog, dogs, canine, canines, pet, pets, speakers' corner, speakers corner
'We're a hundred miles from EVERYBODY up here! - How can you have STAGE FRIGHT?'
"Page 33, line 4..."