As part of this English course I'm currently on, I have to take part in a discussion tomorrow with two members of staff, about a subject chosen by them. I then have to give a ten-minute presentation on a subject of my choosing, and I'm not looking forward to it. It's quite amazing, given my writing hobby, just how bad I am at articulating myself face to face. I forget the simplest of words, constantly uum and ahh, miss words out of sentences, struggle to maintain eye-contact, lose the ability to smile naturally, and generally look like someone sucking on a lemon the whole time the focus is on me. I also think the term 'presentation' is throwing me off kilter, because as far as I can understand I simply have to talk about a subject while the two staff listen (without any input). It's this lack of input that's giving me the butterflies and the thought of the two of them sat there listening with expectation doesn't give me a good feeling. I will of course be talking about my writing, but that doesn't make the prospect any less daunting. Any advice? And please spare me the 'imagine them on the toilet' cliche because it don't work.