Basically what happens when I meet new people is I can't think of anything to say. My mind goes blank, and the powers of speech are lost to me. Small talk doesn't exist. No topics of conversation spring to mind. I am silent, floundering, deep in a chasm of nothingness with no seeming return into the light.
So some tips would be greatly appreciated, please?
Oh, and whatever are you suggesting that I am freaking out? I am not freaking out, not at all. I didn't just realise that this practicum is going to be graded and if I fail it's no-Teacher Laura, so stop quirking your eyebrow dear reader, and see if you can't suggest small things I can script, or be aware of, or practice... or something.