I had glossophobia for long time, but discovered that just recently during my studies. I shall take you through some of my really bad experiences:
1. In my first group meeting (around 12 people) I could not deliver the message I wanted to say because my voice was not clear. I had the knowledge and worked hard to collect the data but I failed delivering it.
2. My voice shakes during the introductory sessions in workshops.
3. I do all it takes to escape from presentations and if I have to do one, I will not enjoy my life for a week before that as I will be preparing and videoing myself.
4. In one workshop I was given the time to comment, I did well for 30 seconds and then my tongue was tied, I tried to speak but I couldn’t.
The strange thing about me is when I am the first presenter I do better; this is the same in workshops introductory session.
I know my fear and decided to overcome it.