COPING WITH SPEECH ANXIETY


WHAT IS THE FIRST FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT GIVING A SPEECH?

WHY CAN YOU EASILY SPEAK IN FRONT OF A FEW BUT FIND IT DIFFICULT TO SPEAK IN FRONT OF LARGE AUDIENCE?

TYPES OF STRESS

SPEECH ANXIETY FACTORS

  1. The Audience
  2. The Subject
  3. The Speaker

Speech Anxiety Symptoms

Flight or Fight

Physiological Responses

CONTROLLING SPEECH ANXIETY

1. CONTROL OF PHYSICAL FACTORS

Dress

Exercise

Biofeedback

Familiarity with Audience

Breathing and Delivery Techniques

Remembering your speech-Mnemonic Devices

2. Control over Emotional Factors

Preparation

Visualization

Audience Desensitization

Systematic Desensitization

Videotape

Confront Anxieties


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