We have our first speech tomorrow for my communications class. I hate giving speeches and I'll have to do a total of 4 in a three week period. The third speech is an hour long at minimum (with two partners). Blahhhh, I'm going to hate this. Hopefully I'll gain something out of this course.
I'm not painfully shy, but I am quiet in situations where I don't know a ton of people. I like to get a feel of the atmosphere first before I jump in. Big speeches just aren't my thing. I'm not great with words anyway and I easily lose my train of thought which makes it hard to express myself clearly.
I'm a good listener. People tell me that all the time. I prefer and actually enjoy listening. It gives me knowledge and insight to different perspectives.