More people fear public speaking than DEATH CA = fear or anxiety associated with real or anticipated communication
Contributing factors: Trait anxiety = avoid speaking in public Situation anxiety=avoid speaking to certain groups Unrealistic self-expectation = want perfect performance Fear peer evaluation = fear of criticism
Be “into” your topic Prepare! Visualize success Practice
Know the audience & setting “Listen” to your audience Welcome some „healthy‟ anxiety Deal with mishaps & move on Know YOU!!!!!!
Introduction to Public Speaking February 2, 2012