I don't know why I ask this because I know the answer. But I like to hear how other people have won over this fear. Most people are afraid of presentation. It's just a matter of degree. For me, just thinking about it gets my blood vessels constricted and rapid breathing starts. However, when actually onstage, I feel less nervous after getting started. This bothered me all my life and I've avoid classes in colleges just to get out of having to do a presentation. However, you can't quick your job . It's not like I have an inch mole sticking out of my nose, not know my materials, afraid of socializing. I think I'm just too selfconscious. A co-worker told me that he loss 30lbs preparing for his thesis presentation because he was so nervous. He has overcome the problem after having done many. I suppose that's the key but I rarely have to do presentation. Maybe just once a year. I know without a doubt that my fear is irrational! Why are we so fearful of being judged? Any thoughts, stories, suggestions?