Being infront of a many students and parents on an important occasion is not something which I fancy. Being the MC (Host) for an event is my least favourite job.
Standing in front of a crowd gives me the jitters and not something which I like doing. A classroom setting is more comfortable to me then a hall or auditorium. I feel more at ease and less tense.
It feels seriously uncomfortable having so many pairs of eyes fixated on you. It sends a chill down my spine and I hope not to make too many spoken errors during my “air time”.
Today I had to grit my teeth, put on a smile and withstand the 1.5hr “ordeal” for our Annual Prize Giving Ceremony. I had to constantly remind myself to read slowly and clearly and not to panic. It would only be a while before it will be all over.
The event went out without any major hitches . I was able to heave a sigh of relieve after the event was over.
How do you tackle stage fright?