Stop everything you are doing, close your eyes, and think: you are walking towards a platform in a conference hall. Everyone’s looking at you in a crowded hall, where a great many academicians, your friends and students are present, as you are about the present your researches on a field you have been very successful at and you’ve been conducting studies for years. You go up there, and once you take a look at yourself, you realize that you are naked. Wouldn’t you run away from that place in shame? This short scenario does a good job in telling what people with social phobia experience.