Transforming Public Speaking Fear to Courage SD-1

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Transforming Public Speaking Fear to Courage Workshop (Part 1) 1. Define glossophobia AND list your Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety score _____________________________. 2. Before watching the video, think of a time you were asked to give a presentation that you did not want to give or were very nervous about. Create a "List of Public Speaking Worries" that came to mind as you dreaded even the thought of giving the speech. Identify 5-10 reoccurring thoughts, visions/images, worries, or fears you often have when you find out that you are expected to give a presentation. If you have reoccurring positive thoughts towards giving speeches, then list those as well. 3. In the video, "Turning fear to courage," what brought about the speaker's public speaking nervousness? 4. In the video, "Turning fear to courage," what advice does the presenter say that budding speakers are too often told? What is the problem which the advice they are often given? 5. In the video, "Turning fear to courage," name two strategies that are highlighted as helpful for helping people manage public speaking anxiety? Questions 6-8 are based upon Karen Dwyer's "Conquer Speech Anxiety Tips" 6. Read the first 5 pages of the packet (pages 1-5) and answer the 3 questions from the Journaling Activity 5 (Personal Plan) on the second page. 7. On the fifth page "Tracking your firing order" (listed as page 19 in the pdf) answer questions 1 & 2. To answer the "rank order" question. you may just respond with a number and a letter.
8. Review the "List of Positive Coping Statements" on page 15 (second from the last page) and type out 2 statements from that page that resonate with you or could be helpful to you. 9. Choose 2 worry/fear statements from your "Worries List" in #2 above, and "reframe" those thoughts from stress-inducing statements to more neutral or more productive statements. Write both the "before reframing" and "after reframing" versions of each statement. Example 1: Before: "I will be boring" After : "I will incorporate interesting stories and facts and use effective eye contact to increase the likelihood that listeners will be engaged." 10. Visualize your idealized version of your best public speaking performance in detail. Allow your imagination to create and "take in" the scene in your mind - and even allow your emotions to connect with scene playing out in your mind. See yourself living your "Best Public Speaking Life !" In 3-5 sentences, vividly describe the scene and what is going on and how you are feeling in the scene - include some of the following details in your description: < Some details to consider: where are you? what is the location/venue like? what are you wearing? What type of clothes and which colors are you wearing? What time is it? How are you feeling? How do you smell? (yes, get very detailed ? ). How are you walking up to the stage/podium/front of the room? What is your body language like? What are the facial expressions of audience members? What sounds are in the room? Where is the audience looking? Where are you looking?>
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