TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › I have to go to court tomorrow
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I have to go to court tomorrow

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
and I'm scared! I get really nervous about public speaking of any kind and I'm sooo not looking forward to this. I just wish it were over already.
Can I get some hugs please?
post #2 of 23
Lots of hugs, take a deep breath and you will be fine.
post #3 of 23
everything will be okay.
post #4 of 23
You got them! You'll do great!
post #5 of 23
It will be just fine!! I guess I must of missed why it is your going to court.
post #6 of 23
I had to go to traffic court last November, and I was really nervous, but it turned out it wasn't bad at all............just remember that lots of people do it and it's over with before you know it. Whatever you do, be honest!
post #7 of 23
Huggy, huggy, huggerson

You'll be fine
post #8 of 23
it will be over before you know it
post #9 of 23
Sending you many good vibes {{{ }}}
post #10 of 23
I dont know what youre going for, But it will be okay!

Good luck!

When i went to court with my mother, she was caught speeding well over the limit, i went into court and i started laughing (i was there as an interpreter) the judge laughed too and gave us a discount on the fine
post #11 of 23
Thank goodness and knock on wood that I have never had to go to court. I am not good at being in big crowds like that! Or speaking in public!

Good luck to you!
post #12 of 23
Don't be scared! It will be okay!
post #13 of 23
If you are really, really scared of having to speak in front of a crowd, you can go see your physician or nurse practitioner and have her write you a prescription for one Beta-blocker pill. Beta blockers keep the "I'm scared as heck" part of your nervous system from turning on, which means that all of the physical sensations that go along with being scared won't happen (your heart beat will stay slow, you won't sweat or feel faint, and you won't shake or feel like vomiting or having the runs.) Unlike Xanax or Valium, Beta blockers will not muddy your thinking, so they are a much better solution for dealing with anxiety in a situation you have to face only once.

Good luck in court.
post #14 of 23
I don't know what you're going for, but I had to go to traffic court a little over a year ago (I'm only 17) for a stupid accident that should have just been a warning, and I was really nervous/upset, but it was over before I knew it. You'll be fine.
post #15 of 23
Last May I went to court to read the statement I had prepared in front of the Judge and my evil neighbor. It was difficult enough reading the statement (my right as a victim). I took a deep breath- I was a bit shaky for the 1st couple of sentences but as I had read the statement many times to myself I got a better after that. I think if someone would have taken my pulse it would have been 200!!!
Good luck.
post #16 of 23
I heard light blue suits work well for women.

Dress well, and you'll do well.
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! I know it's not a big deal - I'm a witness to an accident I was in back in Jan, the guy is disputing the charge of running a red- but still, it's a big deal for me. I think I'm going to be OK with the public speaking. I'll be nervous as all heck, but after doing a PowerPoint course a couple of years ago, I know that so many people are nervous and it helps to put things in perspective. It's just something I have to do, so I'll get on with it.
Thanks for the hugs! They really do help.
post #18 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by pushylady
Thanks everyone! I know it's not a big deal - I'm a witness to an accident I was in back in Jan, the guy is disputing the charge of running a red- but still, it's a big deal for me. I think I'm going to be OK with the public speaking. I'll be nervous as all heck, but after doing a PowerPoint course a couple of years ago, I know that so many people are nervous and it helps to put things in perspective. It's just something I have to do, so I'll get on with it.
Thanks for the hugs! They really do help.
If it makes any difference the fear of public speaking is higher on the list than the fear of death. As a former Communications major here's what I'd suggest. Go slow, everyone will understand you if you speak slowly and clearly. Understand that the situation is temporary; you will only be in it for a few moments. If you are REALLY nervous, admit it, people will generally laugh and tell you that they are nervous as well.
Good luck! Keep us posted on how you did!!
post #19 of 23
Here's a big hug for you, sending lots of calming and good luck vibes your way.

post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by stormy
Here's a big hug for you, sending lots of calming and good luck vibes your way.

Your "big hug" is funny.. and adorable!
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well, it went fine! Quite boring, actually. When he saw that the witnesses all showed up, he pleaded guilty, so we didn't have to testify. It was a good experience though, just to see that it's really no big deal and I didn't get very anxious either.
post #22 of 23
I bet you were relieved! I'm glad he fessed up to what he did, and you didn't have to be all nervous!
post #23 of 23
Whew!!! What a relief for you!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › I have to go to court tomorrow