Conquer Your Speechfright: Learn How to Overcome the Nervousness of Public Speaking / Edition 1

Conquer Your Speechfright: Learn How to Overcome the Nervousness of Public Speaking / Edition 1

by Karen Kangas Dwyer, Karen Dwyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0155081772

ISBN-13: 9780155081772

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Wadsworth

Written specifically for students who experience severe communication anxiety (typically around 25% of the population), this supplemental resource contains a variety of tools to assist students in overcoming their severe communication anxiety. This is more of a textbook to be covered in class, rather than a reference that students read on their own. By focusing on and

Overview

Written specifically for students who experience severe communication anxiety (typically around 25% of the population), this supplemental resource contains a variety of tools to assist students in overcoming their severe communication anxiety. This is more of a textbook to be covered in class, rather than a reference that students read on their own. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155081772
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: UNDERSTANDING SPEECHFRIGHT 1(36)
Speechfright and You
3(6)
A Common Fear
3(1)
A Good First Step
4(1)
The Keys to Success
4(5)
Your Commitment
5(2)
Chapter Summary
7(1)
Review Questions
7(2)
Definitions and Assessments
9(13)
The Academic Definition: Communication Apprehension (CA)
9(1)
Four Types of Communication Apprehension (CA)
10(2)
Assessment of Communication Apprehension (CA)
12(5)
Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24)
13(4)
Research in Communication Apprehension
17(5)
Evaluating Your Goals
19(2)
Chapter Summary
21(1)
Review Questions
21(1)
Causes of Speechfright
22(8)
Learned Responses
22(1)
Worrisome Thoughts
23(1)
Performance Orientation
24(1)
Perceived Lack of Public Speaking Skills
25(1)
Excessive Activation or Body Chemistry
25(1)
Situational Aspects
26(4)
Assessing the Causes of Your Speechfright
27(2)
Chapter Summary
29(1)
Review Questions
29(1)
Excessive Activation and the Fight or Flight Response
30(7)
Responding to a Perceived Threat
30(1)
Triggering Nervous Sensations
30(2)
Halting the Fight or Flight Response
32(5)
Assessing Activation Sensations
33(2)
Chapter Summary
35(1)
Review Questions
35(2)
Part 2: TREATING SPEECHFRIGHT 37(66)
Overview of Approaches and Techniques
39(4)
Techniques and Treatments in the Combinational Approach
39(2)
The Seven Dimensions in the Multidimensional Approach
41(2)
Chapter Summary
42(1)
Review Questions
42(1)
Deep Breathing Exercises
43(10)
Deep Breathing Induces Relaxation
43(4)
Your Breathing Evaluation
45(2)
Deep Abdominal Breathing
47(1)
The Calming Sigh
47(6)
Chapter Summary
47(1)
Review Questions
48(1)
Deep Abdominal Breathing Exercise
49(2)
The Calming Sigh Exercise
51(2)
Cognitive Restructuring
53(20)
Creating Your Ultimate Fears List
53(1)
Identifying Irrational Beliefs and Distortions on Your List
54(10)
Your Ultimate Fears List
55(3)
Must Thoughts (Unrealistc Demands) List
58(2)
Irrational Conclusions about Public Speaking
60(1)
Cognitive Distortions List
61(3)
Developing a List of Positive Coping Statements
64(7)
A List of Positive Coping Statements
65(2)
Your Coping Statements List
67(4)
Practicing Your Coping Statements
71(2)
Chapter Summary
72(1)
Review Questions
72(1)
Systematic Desensitization
73(14)
Create a Hierarchy of Feared Events
74(3)
A Hierarchy of Feared Events in Public Speaking
75(1)
Your Hierarchy of Feared Events in Public Speaking
76(1)
Train Your Body in Progressive Muscle Relaxation
77(6)
Script for Learning Progressive Muscle Relaxation
79(4)
Condition Relaxation by Adding Mental Pictures from the Hierarchy
83(4)
Chapter Summary
85(1)
Review Questions
86(1)
Mental Rehearsal (Visualization)
87(6)
The Cognitive Psychology of Positive Mental Imagery
87(1)
Mental Imagery and Athletic Success
87(1)
Mental Rehearsal and Speech Anxiety
88(3)
Sample Script for the Mental Rehearsal Technique
89(2)
Mental Rehearsal and the Day of Your Speech
91(1)
Mental Rehearsal and Behavioral Practice are Both Important
91(2)
Chapter Summary
92(1)
Review Questions
92(1)
Physical Exercises, Interpersonal Support, and Skills Training
93(10)
Physical Reduces Stress and Public Speaking Anxiety
93(4)
The Windmill Warm-Up Exercise
95(2)
Interpersonal Support Builds Confidence and Reduces Stress
97(1)
Skills Training Builds Skills and Reduces Fear
97(6)
Public Speaking Skills Checklist
99(2)
Chapter Summary
101(1)
Review Questions
101(2)
Part 3: DEVELOPING A PERSONAL PLAN FOR CONQUERING SPEECHFRIGHT 103(26)
A Multidimensional Approach
105(14)
The Basic Dimensions of Personality Affected by Anxiety
105(4)
Assessing Your BASIC ID Personality Dimensions
107(2)
Tracking the Firing Order: Getting to the Root of Your Fear
109(4)
Tracking Your Firing Order
111(2)
Matching Treatment to Personality Dimensions
113(6)
Matching Techniques to Your Personality Dimensions
115(2)
Chapter Summary
117(1)
Review Questions
117(2)
An Action Plan
119(10)
Commit Yourself to Your Goal
119(1)
Actively Learn the Techniques
120(1)
Practice the Techniques Following a Schedule
120(4)
Developing a Three-Week Practice Schedule
121(3)
Participate in Public Communication
124(5)
Chapter Summary
124(1)
Review Questions
125(4)
Index 129

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