Public Speaking PART 3 - Speech Anxiety

Public Speaking PART 3 - Speech Anxiety - as opposed to...

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Speech Anxiety
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The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public . George Jessel Surveys show that the #1 fear of Americans is public speaking. #2 is death. Death is #2. That means that at a funeral, the average American would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy . Jerry Seinfeld
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What causes Speech Anxiety? Lack of public speaking experience Prior negative experiences Feeling different from the audience Unease about being the center of attention
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A cure for anxiety… Practice!
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Stress-Control Breathing Inhale and expand your abdomen. Exhale and compress your abdomen.
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Unformatted text preview: as opposed to inhaling and lifting your chest According to experts at the Mayo Clinic, practicing relaxation techniques can slow your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, slow your breathing rate, increase blood flow to major muscles, and reduce muscle tension. Systematic Desensitization A type of Behavioral Therapy, which involves progressive exposure to a phobia. aka: Graduated Exposure Therapy The goal is to get a person accustomed to dealing with their fear on a small level (making them desensitized), with the goal of helping them conquer that fear on a large level....
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.

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