Public speaking gives me the jitters.
The first time I tried speaking in front of the whole class was in Std V and I forgot my lines.
After long years, I have successfully presented my study papers in the journalism class. But even today, speaking in front of crowd leaves my throat dry and knees shaking.
Even today, when my editor asks me for something I mumble and finds myself shaking from head to toe.
Today, when my daughter said she stands first in elocution in her class, I am a happy man.
I can't take credit for that. It goes to my wife, whom my daughter takes after in her studies and other pursuits.