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SPCH 100 Speech Communications

Calming Anxiety of Public Speaking

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"Every actor, singer, dancer, musician, and other performing artist knows that a certain amount of pre-performance jitters is normal. More than that, it’s actually beneficial. It energizes you physically and mentally and gets you ready for the big game. But when you actually freeze when speaking, lose your focus,  or suffer from anticipatory anxiety for days or weeks; when you avoid speaking situations or experience overwhelming physical symptoms, then something must be done."

~ Gary Genard, from "Fear of Public Speaking? – Here's How to Take Action!"

Free Resources from Toastmasters International

Toastmasters InternationalSince 1924, more than four million people around the world have become more confident speakers and leaders because of their participation in Toastmasters.


Books and EBooks

Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety

The Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety (PRPSA) instrument is composed of thirty-four statements concerning feelings about communicating with other people.

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