This might sound weird but I don't get nervous speaking in front of people. I've given a ton of presentations. I've taught classes, I've given presentation to high school students trying to get them to like engineering, and I've talked so much about engineering to my professors I get bored thinking about it. I've even presented engineering work to non-engineers. All those times I get a little nervous right before but that's it. Well not this time. I'm talking at a conference next week and preparing the presentation right now. I wasn't nervous until I made the presentation. Now I'm absolutely petrified. I have to practice the presentation tomorrow in front of my professor and truly that is what scaring me the most. I don't know why but make a fool of myself in front of this person is more terrifying than presenting in front of professional engineers. But then again I haven't gotten to that part yet :). Right now I'm just paralyzed. Ugh. Fear. It's a terrible emotion.