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PUBLIC SPEAKING:    THE BASICS
PUBLIC SPEAKING <ul><li>Public speaking is anytime you have to speak in public!  </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking in public scar...
Importance of  Public Speaking <ul><li>Personal Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Societa...
<ul><li>What happens when you have to speak in public? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Did your heart beat  faster than usual? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you experience a  mental blackout? </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Was there a sensation of butterflies flitting in your stomach? </li></ul><ul><li>Were you perspiring more than usu...
<ul><li>Did you lose your voice? </li></ul><ul><li>Was your body tense? </li></ul><ul><li>Were your hands cold? </li></ul>...
Anxiety <ul><li>It is an unusual fearful feeling that everyone goes through when faced with an important task. </li></ul>
QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY <ul><li>1- NONE  2- VERY SLIGHTLY  3- SLIGHTLY </li></ul><ul><li>4- INTENSE  5- VERY INTEN...
QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY <ul><li>1- NONE  2- VERY SLIGHTLY  3- SLIGHTLY </li></ul><ul><li>4- INTENSE  5- VERY INTEN...
QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY <ul><li>1- NONE  2- VERY SLIGHTLY  3- SLIGHTLY </li></ul><ul><li>4- INTENSE  5- VERY INTEN...
QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY <ul><li>1- NONE  2- VERY SLIGHTLY  3- SLIGHTLY </li></ul><ul><li>4- INTENSE  5- VERY INTEN...
Qualitative Interpretation <ul><li>100 – 80: Do not worry; all is not lost. Speaking skills are required. With your teache...
Qualitative Interpretation <ul><li>58 – 38:Very Good! With a little more training, you will become a better speaker </li><...
Fear of Public Speaking <ul><li>Population  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No.1 fear=Public Speaking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><u...
Why do we get Public Speaking anxiety? <ul><li>This is a normal reactions of the body to situations that are not usual in ...
<ul><li>Here's why: </li></ul><ul><li>You may be judged by all those  people, and judged badly  </li></ul><ul><li>You may ...
Here's why: <ul><li>You'll be completely humiliated  </li></ul><ul><li>You'll never be as good as  _______(fill in the bla...
Anatomy of Stage Fright <ul><li>Shyness </li></ul><ul><li>Inexperience </li></ul><ul><li>Unpreparedness </li></ul><ul><li>...
How to overcome fear of Public Speaking <ul><li>Focus on positives not negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Be confident </li></ul>...
Ten Successful Tips Control the “Butterflies” <ul><li>Know the room </li></ul><ul><li>Know the audience </li></ul><ul><li>...
Control the “Butterflies” <ul><li>People want you to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t apologize </li></ul><ul><li>Concentra...
Practice takes you from this..
To this….
Harnessing Speech Anxiety to an Advantage <ul><li>Self – Improvement Program </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your strengths and...
Harnessing Speech Anxiety to an Advantage Self – Improvement Program 2.  Write a plan on how to overcome your weakness/es ...
Harnessing Speech Anxiety to an Advantage Self – Improvement Program 3.  Closely monitor your improvement as a speaker thr...
Ex:  June 13 I discovered today that I can do something about my weak voice. I chanced upon some exercises in the book for...
Ex:  July 4 Our teacher asked us to deliver our first speech today. I noticed that my voice had become louder. I should wo...
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  1. 1. PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE BASICS
  2. 2. PUBLIC SPEAKING <ul><li>Public speaking is anytime you have to speak in public! </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking in public scares more people. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Importance of Public Speaking <ul><li>Personal Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Societal Benefits </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What happens when you have to speak in public? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Did your heart beat faster than usual? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you experience a mental blackout? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you feel your blood rushing to your head and to your cheeks? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Was there a sensation of butterflies flitting in your stomach? </li></ul><ul><li>Were you perspiring more than usual? </li></ul><ul><li>Were you at a loss for breath? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Did you lose your voice? </li></ul><ul><li>Was your body tense? </li></ul><ul><li>Were your hands cold? </li></ul><ul><li>Were your hands trembling? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Anxiety <ul><li>It is an unusual fearful feeling that everyone goes through when faced with an important task. </li></ul>
  9. 9. QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY <ul><li>1- NONE 2- VERY SLIGHTLY 3- SLIGHTLY </li></ul><ul><li>4- INTENSE 5- VERY INTENSE </li></ul><ul><li>___1. weak voice </li></ul><ul><li>___2. shortness of breath </li></ul><ul><li>___3. awkward pauses </li></ul><ul><li>___4. preference to look up/down </li></ul><ul><li>___5. rapid heartbeats </li></ul><ul><li>___6. playing with pen/hanky </li></ul>
  10. 10. QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY <ul><li>1- NONE 2- VERY SLIGHTLY 3- SLIGHTLY </li></ul><ul><li>4- INTENSE 5- VERY INTENSE </li></ul><ul><li>___7. no eye contact with the audience </li></ul><ul><li>___8. moving too much </li></ul><ul><li>___9. trembling hands </li></ul><ul><li>___10. feeling cold </li></ul><ul><li>___11. inability to think clearly </li></ul><ul><li>___12. dry mouth and throat </li></ul>
  11. 11. QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY <ul><li>1- NONE 2- VERY SLIGHTLY 3- SLIGHTLY </li></ul><ul><li>4- INTENSE 5- VERY INTENSE </li></ul><ul><li>___13. no facial expression </li></ul><ul><li>___14. wanting to end speech </li></ul><ul><li>___15. to fast rate of speech </li></ul><ul><li>___16. feeling dizzy </li></ul><ul><li>___17. feeling awkward and clumsy </li></ul><ul><li>___18. perspiring too much </li></ul>
  12. 12. QUESTIONNAIRE ON SPEECH ANXIETY <ul><li>1- NONE 2- VERY SLIGHTLY 3- SLIGHTLY </li></ul><ul><li>4- INTENSE 5- VERY INTENSE </li></ul><ul><li>___19. feeling nervous </li></ul><ul><li>___20. shaking voice </li></ul>
  13. 13. Qualitative Interpretation <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>79- 59: Good! However, you have to spend more time preparing yourself for public speaking. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Qualitative Interpretation <ul><li>58 – 38:Very Good! With a little more training, you will become a better speaker </li></ul><ul><li>37-20: Congratulations! You are potentially an effective speaker. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Fear of Public Speaking <ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No.1 fear=Public Speaking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear No.2=Death </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Why do we get Public Speaking anxiety? <ul><li>This is a normal reactions of the body to situations that are not usual in your life. </li></ul><ul><li>The very fact that the spotlight is you is enough to trigger every fear, anxiety and phobia you've ever had about public speaking. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Here's why: </li></ul><ul><li>You may be judged by all those people, and judged badly </li></ul><ul><li>You may feel like a fool </li></ul><ul><li>You might make mistakes and lose your way </li></ul>
  18. 18. Here's why: <ul><li>You'll be completely humiliated </li></ul><ul><li>You'll never be as good as _______(fill in the blank) </li></ul><ul><li>'They' won't like you </li></ul><ul><li>'They' won't 'get' what you're trying to say </li></ul>
  19. 19. Anatomy of Stage Fright <ul><li>Shyness </li></ul><ul><li>Inexperience </li></ul><ul><li>Unpreparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Decisiveness of the Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of the Unknown </li></ul>
  20. 20. How to overcome fear of Public Speaking <ul><li>Focus on positives not negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Be confident </li></ul><ul><li>Get your attention off yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your audience as your friend </li></ul>
  21. 21. Ten Successful Tips Control the “Butterflies” <ul><li>Know the room </li></ul><ul><li>Know the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Know your material </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize giving your speech </li></ul><ul><li>Gain experience </li></ul>
  22. 22. Control the “Butterflies” <ul><li>People want you to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t apologize </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on your message-not the medium. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn nervousness into positive energy </li></ul>
  23. 23. Practice takes you from this..
  24. 24. To this….
  25. 25. Harnessing Speech Anxiety to an Advantage <ul><li>Self – Improvement Program </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to public speaking. Make a list. </li></ul><ul><li>Strength/s Weakness/es </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: I have a clear voice. I am a bit shy. </li></ul>
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Harnessing Speech Anxiety to an Advantage Self – Improvement Program 3. Closely monitor your improvement as a speaker through writing it in your journal notebook.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. 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.
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