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  • Banishing The Butterflies: Overcoming Speech Anxiety
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  • Butterflies?Why and how to make them fly in formation
    Communication Apprehension in Different Settings
    Why Do We Get Nervous?
    Ways to Triumph Over this Common Occurrence cmu
  • Communication Apprehension in Different Settings
    Group Communication/Meetings
    Interpersonal Communication
    Public Speaking/Public Communication
  • Why Do We Get Nervous?
    Top Reasons Why We Get Nervous
    Reinforcement Theory
    Performance Orientation
    Perceived Lack of Public Speaking Skills
    Uncontrolled Bodily Movements
    Situational Aspects
    Previous Bad Experience
    Center of Attention
    Number One Reason….
  • Worrisome Thoughts
    • Worrisome Thoughts are Rooted in Your Thought Process
    • Good Worry
    • Brings us CLOSER to our goal
    • Rational Thoughts
    • Bad Worry
    • Takes us AWAY from our goal
  • “Bad Worry” Produces Irrational Fear of Public Speaking…Creates an illusion of DANGER….Put us in a “Fight or Flight mode”
  • Increased Adrenaline
  • The Fight/Flight Response from Activating
    #1 Restructure Your Worrisome Thoughts
    #2 Relaxation Techniques
  • Identify Your “Bad Worry” Thoughts
    I will make a mistake or forget something. My speech will be ruined. I will be embarrassed and look stupid
    Everyone is staring at me and judging everything I do and say. I can’t stand it.
    I must deliver a polished speech with intelligent smooth language or I will look foolish.
     
    I worry about the speech for days in advance. I could do a bad job or get a poor grade.
    I hate to feel nervous. When I do, the speech goes badly. It’s awful. You have to feel calm to be a good speaker.
    My audience will think that my speech is boring and I am boring.
     
    When I’m nervous, I speak so fast that my audience doesn’t understand me. 
    I hate public speaking. I don’t have public speaking skills; others do a lot better than me.
    Change to Positive Coping Statements
     
     
  • Relax
    Breathe!
    8 seconds inhale, 8 seconds hold, 8 seconds exhale
    Consider your introduction – Pause (3 seconds)
    Relax your muscles
    Practice, Practice, Practice – venue, learned skill, gain confidence
    Drink!
    Tips
    Eye Contact on a focal point
    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
    Write “Love” notes on your cards
    Visualize Success
    Show Off
    Have a “Plan B”
  • In a Nutshell…
    Restructure Your Worrisome Thoughts to Coping Statements
    Practice Relaxation Techniques – Before and During your speech
    Employ Public Speaking Tips