I always have cold feet in giving speeches in front of many people, the worst is I can never put it off at work when they ask me to make one

I always have cold feet in giving speeches in front of many people, the worst is I can never put it off at work when they ask me to make one

“I always have cold feet in giving speeches in front of many people, the worst is I can never put it off at work when they ask me to make one”.

 

 People think that when they’re speaking in public, the audience is hanging on every word they say. That is just not the case. People are self-centered. Most people are actually thinking primarily about themselves. It’s human nature.

So when you are in this situation this is normally what you feel, feeling afraid and nervous. So you say,’

“I always have cold feet in giving speeches in front of many people, the worst is I can never put it off at work when they ask me to make one”.

Explanation of the phrases in the sentence:

  1. Have cold feet- To suddenly become too frightened to do something you had planned to do, especially something important 
  2. We're getting married next Saturday, that's if Trevor doesn't get cold feet.
  3.  I'm worried she may be getting cold feet about our trip to Panama.

 

  1. Give speech- to speak in front of many people for a speech on purpose you have prepared
  2. I need to give a speech before the conference start to represent the student’s body.
  3. I was very nervous while giving my speech yesterday. Everyone was staring t me and listening to me intently.

 

  1. Put something off- to delay or postpone; when you know that you will not be able to do something, then you have to put it off.
  2. John: Sorry, but I've just missed my flight and our meeting starts at 3pm. 
    Jane: Don't worry John, we can put off this meeting for tomorrow.
  3. I really don't want to go out with Helen and Greg tonight - can't we put them off?
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