I’m not very good at speaking. At all.
I tend to talk too quietly or too quickly when talking to people. People ask what I said, then I get self conscious and start mumbling.
Whenever I finally talk enthusiastically, I’m too enthusiastic. Often becoming loud and annoying (probably).
I think the biggest problem I’ve been having is critiques in my art classes. As an art student these are a fairly common occurrence. I’m just not good at talking about people’s art. It’s key to give people suggestions. it counts for a grade for one thing. More importantly, though, it helps them improve their art. Unfortunately, I’m pretty terrible at giving suggestions.
What if my work is worse? How can I criticize something better than mine?
Will they be angry if I criticize it?
Is that point really that good? What if I sound stupid?
I usually end up looking stupid. I don’t sound stupid because I hardly make a sound at all. I rarely speak. When I do say something, it’s usually something ridiculously stupid like, “I like…purple!”
I just don’t know what to say, and I don’t know how to fix the problem.