hey guys. so I'm a 20 year-old university student, and i have to give a presentation on wednesday. it is 45 mins long, although i have 3 partners, so it would be divided up into just over 10 minutes each. i have mild social phobia / social anxiety, which is more or less an unexplainable fear of being in the presence of large crowds. it is much worse when i have to speak in front of said large crowd. i haven't done any sort of presentation in about 3 years, and i'm nervous just thinking about it. the last one i had was pretty embarassing. my heart was pounding and my throat closed up, and i could barely think. i couldn't even get the words out of my mouth. i am very sociable with friends, especially when i'm at the bar or at a party. i find that alcohol allows me to release inhibitions, and be able to express myself without being awkward or anything. i know this doesnt sound professional (nor does it really need to be, since it is just a minor presentation) but i'm thinking of taking a few shots to help relax me. i just want to know what others' opinion are of my choice. p.s... none of the stuff like "picture them in their underwear" or "do breathing exercises" really works for me... i just want to know what you think of my decision. thanks guys.