Hi all, I've never posted on forums before, so bear with me! I started my BEd Early Primary Education course in September, and am pleased to say I am really enjoying it, I've learnt loads already and can't wait until my first school placement to put everything into practice! However, I've already had one assessment, where I had to do a Powerpoint presentation in front of a group of 15 other students, of a similar age and older. I really lack confidence in this, so completely panicked, didn't look up from my page of notes and spoke at about 100mph. However, it was a group presentation, and although we all passed (and I was told I could have easily passed it alone), I'm convinced that if I'd been left to my own devices, I would have completely failed. I have a similar assessment coming up in December, and am already dreading it. The point I'm trying to make is basically I am absolutely petrified when standing up in front of a group of peers, and delivering a presentation. However, I am pretty confident I can do this in front of children. But, perhaps these presentations I perform to my peers will lower my confidence even further, which could lead me to be incredibly nervous when delivering presentations to groups of children. Basically, are there any methods (tried & tested) that will help to improve my confidence in this? Thanks in advance.