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    • PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE BASICS
    • PUBLIC SPEAKING
      • Public speaking is anytime you have to speak in public!
      • Speaking in public scares more people.
      • Public Speaking is an art of facing a group of people and communicating to them in a formal situation your thoughts and feelings by means of effective speech.
    • Importance of Public Speaking
      • Personal Benefits
      • Professional Benefits
      • Societal Benefits
      • What happens when you have to speak in public?
      • Did your heart beat faster than usual?
      • Did you experience a mental blackout?
      • Did you feel your blood rushing to your head and to your cheeks?
      • Was there a sensation of butterflies flitting in your stomach?
      • Were you perspiring more than usual?
      • Were you at a loss for breath?
      • Did you lose your voice?
      • Was your body tense?
      • Were your hands cold?
      • Were your hands trembling?
    • Anxiety
      • It is an unusual fearful feeling that everyone goes through when faced with an important task.
    • QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY
      • 1- NONE 2- VERY SLIGHTLY 3- SLIGHTLY
      • 4- INTENSE 5- VERY INTENSE
      • ___1. weak voice
      • ___2. shortness of breath
      • ___3. awkward pauses
      • ___4. preference to look up/down
      • ___5. rapid heartbeats
      • ___6. playing with pen/hanky
    • QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY
      • 1- NONE 2- VERY SLIGHTLY 3- SLIGHTLY
      • 4- INTENSE 5- VERY INTENSE
      • ___7. no eye contact with the audience
      • ___8. moving too much
      • ___9. trembling hands
      • ___10. feeling cold
      • ___11. inability to think clearly
      • ___12. dry mouth and throat
    • QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY
      • 1- NONE 2- VERY SLIGHTLY 3- SLIGHTLY
      • 4- INTENSE 5- VERY INTENSE
      • ___13. no facial expression
      • ___14. wanting to end speech
      • ___15. to fast rate of speech
      • ___16. feeling dizzy
      • ___17. feeling awkward and clumsy
      • ___18. perspiring too much
    • QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY
      • 1- NONE 2- VERY SLIGHTLY 3- SLIGHTLY
      • 4- INTENSE 5- VERY INTENSE
      • ___19. feeling nervous
      • ___20. shaking voice
    • Qualitative Interpretation
      • 100 – 80: Do not worry; all is not lost. Speaking skills are required. With your teacher’s help and conscientious efforts on your part you will yet become a good speaker.
      • 79- 59: Good! However, you have to spend more time preparing yourself for public speaking.
    • Qualitative Interpretation
      • 58 – 38:Very Good! With a little more training, you will become a better speaker
      • 37-20: Congratulations! You are potentially an effective speaker.
    • Fear of Public Speaking
      • Population
          • No.1 fear=Public Speaking
          • Fear No.2=Death
    • Why do we get Public Speaking anxiety?
      • This is a normal reactions of the body to situations that are not usual in your life.
      • The very fact that the spotlight is you is enough to trigger every fear, anxiety and phobia you've ever had about public speaking.
      • Here's why:
      • You may be judged by all those people, and judged badly
      • You may feel like a fool
      • You might make mistakes and lose your way
    • Here's why:
      • You'll be completely humiliated
      • You'll never be as good as _______(fill in the blank)
      • 'They' won't like you
      • 'They' won't 'get' what you're trying to say
    • Anatomy of Stage Fright
      • Shyness
      • Inexperience
      • Unpreparedness
      • Decisiveness of the Speech
      • Fear of the Unknown
    • How to overcome fear of Public Speaking
      • Focus on positives not negatives
      • Be confident
      • Get your attention off yourself
      • Consider your audience as your friend
    • Ten Successful Tips Control the “Butterflies”
      • Know the room
      • Know the audience
      • Know your material
      • Relaxation
      • Visualize giving your speech
      • Gain experience
    • Control the “Butterflies”
      • People want you to succeed
      • Don’t apologize
      • Concentrate on your message-not the medium.
      • Turn nervousness into positive energy
    • Practice takes you from this..
    • To this….
    • Harnessing Speech Anxiety to an Advantage
      • Self – Improvement Program
      • Identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to public speaking. Make a list.
      • Strength/s Weakness/es
      • Ex: I have a clear voice. I am a bit shy.
    • Harnessing Speech Anxiety to an Advantage Self – Improvement Program 2. Write a plan on how to overcome your weakness/es Weakness/es Action/s Ex: I am a bit shy I will expose myself more by taking an initiative to always communicate with others
    • Harnessing Speech Anxiety to an Advantage Self – Improvement Program 3. Closely monitor your improvement as a speaker through writing it in your journal notebook.
    • Ex: June 13 I discovered today that I can do something about my weak voice. I chanced upon some exercises in the book for improving the volume of the voice. I shall try doing these exercises so that I can improve my voice.
    • Ex: July 4 Our teacher asked us to deliver our first speech today. I noticed that my voice had become louder. I should work harder on my speech. I promise to read up on the principles of the speech- making so that my speech will be more interesting next time.