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Reducing speech anxiety


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The key to dealing with anxiety where it concerns public speaking is to not put pressure on yourself to "overcome" the anxiety; rather, learn to manage and use that anxiety to your benefit. Some slides have videos and may not play correctly in this format. Visit my website at for more.

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Reducing speech anxiety

  1. 1. ““Given a choice, at a funeralGiven a choice, at a funeral most of us would rather be themost of us would rather be the one in the coffin than the oneone in the coffin than the one giving the eulogy.”giving the eulogy.” --Jerry Seinfeld--Jerry Seinfeld
  2. 2. AnxietyAnxiety
  3. 3. Power PosePower Pose
  4. 4. This isn’t about you…This isn’t about you… ……it’s about’s about them.
  5. 5. Preparation is KeyPreparation is Key 4-6 Rehearsals4-6 Rehearsals Eye ContactEye Contact Visual AidsVisual Aids Illustration by chepp002 / CC BY
  6. 6. NervousnessNervousness Photo credit: andres.thor / / CC BY-NC-SA
  7. 7. Just Do ItJust Do It
  8. 8. Cosby ConfidenceCosby Confidence
  9. 9. Strive to beStrive to be YOU,YOU, not to be perfect.not to be perfect.