Today I was on a list to present a brief proposal for a future project. I had compiled a few bullet notes to remind me of my points to mention. As each person had their say, soon it will be my turn. I am next after Sheila. Now my heart is beginning to beat gradually harder. As I realize my turn is next, my mouth is starting to get dry and my heart is pounding even harder! My turn. "Ugh, umm well I'd ugh..." I ended up reading verbatim from my card as my eyes seem to fill with pressure. My voice is stuttery, but I make it through. A brief silence in the crowd confirmed my phobia. Suddenly the spotlight drifts toward someone else and I begin to feel better.....until my next discussion topic.