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What we're about
I have come to realise recently how much I avoid social interaction and dread group situations because of my fear of speaking in front of people and the anxiety of people watching me and listening to me talking. This problem massively affects my life every day, at work and trying to socialise with friends and I have turned down important opportunities because of the fear of being put in these uncomfortable situations.
I thought that if I feel like this about public speaking (or the majority of speaking tasks in general!) then there are probably other people that this problem is affecting too. This made me think that it would be great to organise a meetup where we could practise speaking in front of others by reading out books or doing little presentations etc, as I think the more you practise things, the more comfortable and confident you become doing it and I would give anything to simply be able to stand at the front of a group of people and confidently talk about something for a few minutes.
We could also do other things that people suggest, things that make you anxious and we can help each other overcome these anxieties together and build our confidence.