Most people’s adrenaline flow increases before a “performance”—which can be anything from a conversation to a full-scale speech in front of an audience of hundreds, thousands, or more. How a person handles that adrenaline is the only difference between feeling anxiety and “going with the flow.”
For me, the adrenaline flow means, “Ready! Set! Go!” I don’t interpret the feelings as negative—trouble swallowing on a few high-stress occasions, cold hands, and so on. They’re not scary, but just a reminder to focus and remember that adrenaline is my friend.