Conquer Your Speech Anxiety: Learn How to Overcome Your Nervousness About Public Speaking (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) / Edition 2

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Overview

CONQUER YOUR SPEECH ANXIETY provides students with a resource to help them understand their speech anxiety and develop a plan to overcome their fear of public speaking. By focusing on and applying the most recent communication anxiety research, this resource incorporates the finding that a combination of various techniques results in the greatest reduction of anxiety. The accompanying student CD-ROM contains audio relaxation exercises and techniques to help students conquer their anxiety.

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"With CONQUER YOUR SPEECH ANXIETY, Dr. Dwyer provides a thorough resource for instructors wishing to help students take control of their speech fright. Students learn to overcome their nervousness of public speaking by understanding the characteristics and causes of the problem, learn how to control their symptoms and attitudes through physical and mental exercises and develop an overall plan for becoming an effective communicator with their fears in check."

"I do like the exercises that help the students work through targeting their issues, etc."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534636180
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/30/2004
  • Edition description: with Infotrack and CD ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,171,113
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: UNDERSTANDING SPEECH ANXIETY. 1. Speech Anxiety and You. 2. Definitions and Assessment. 3. Causes of Speech Anxiety. 4. Excessive Activation and the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response. Part II: TREATING SPEECH ANXIETY. 5. A Multidimensional Plan for Conquering Speech Anxiety. 6. Deep Breathing. 7. Cognitive Restructuring. 8. Systematic Desensitization. 9. Mental Rehearsal (Visualization). 10. Physical Exercises Interpersonal Support. 11. Skills Training. Part III: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER. 12. Putting it all Together to Conquer Speech Anxiety.

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