hey there been lurking these fourms for awhile. was just wondering if anyone conquered speech class and if they think it helped them. so for about 4 1/2 years ive been avoiding taking a speech class at my local community college but now i forced myself to do it (as something i gotta do). in the past if for any class we would have to do any group discussion or speak in front of people i would immediately leave and drop the class. but its already been couple weeks and we been speaking in front of the class and having group discussions and surprisingly im not as anxious or nervous about giving my speeches later on in the semester. i guess it also helps if your teacher is nice and not intimidating (i was recommended this teacher im taking now) did anyone that take it feel like it helped them overcome their anxiety? or at least a little? because i kinda getting that feeling now.