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Public Speaking Terror To Triumph
     

Public Speaking Terror To Triumph

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by Lou Diamond
 
Spoken language is a fundamental element of human relationships. The
ability to use words effectively can help you achieve great things in life. Oral
presentations are the cornerstone of human interaction on a large scale and
they also have a profound effect on intimate interactions as well.
Speaking in public can be a great source of anxiety for many

Overview

Spoken language is a fundamental element of human relationships. The
ability to use words effectively can help you achieve great things in life. Oral
presentations are the cornerstone of human interaction on a large scale and
they also have a profound effect on intimate interactions as well.
Speaking in public can be a great source of anxiety for many people.
However, it doesn’t have to be. People have been practicing this art for
centuries and it has become an integral part of our interactions today.
Some approach public speaking like a type of internal thrill ride while others
are choked silent at the very thought of giving a speech. Overcoming the fear
of speaking in public is a subject of great interest to many. This activity is
rated among the most frightening events in a person’s life. Some have gone
as far as rating the fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death.
Many people are able to overcome their fear of speaking in front of an
audience in spite of its seemingly overwhelming nature. The process begins
with a strong understanding of how public speaking functions.
This text focuses on defining public speaking in a way that can help you get a
handle on your fears. It is also designed to help you create strategies that
will give you the means to create an effective oral presentation whether you
are directing a video conference or giving a toast during a special occasion.


TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................. 2
INTRODUCTION .......................................................... 4
1 PUBLIC SPEAKING .................................................. 5
FIVE ELEMENTS OF SPEAKING IN PUBLIC .............................. 5
BRIEF HISTORY OF PUBLIC SPEAKING .................................. 6
PUBLIC SPEAKING TODAY ..................................................... 6
OCCASIONS AND EVENTS ....................................................... 7
2 FEARS AND PHOBIAS............................................... 8
FEAR ...................................................................................... 8
PHOBIA .................................................................................. 9
THREE TYPES OF PHOBIAS ...................................................... 9
GLOSSOPHOBIA .................................................................... 10
3 ROOT CAUSES OF PUBLIC SPEAKING FEARS .......... 12
HARDWIRED FEARS ............................................................. 12
LEARNED FEARS ................................................................... 13
PUBLIC SPEAKING FEARS .................................................... 13
EMPATHY AND ASSOCIATION ................................................. 14
GRADUAL BUILDING .............................................................. 14
4 UNLEARNING YOUR FEAR ...................................... 15
LEARNED FEARS CAN BE UNLEARNED .................................. 15
MIND OVER MATTER ............................................................ 16
RETRAINING YOUR RESPONSES .......................................... 17
FEAR EXTINCTION AND DESENSITIZING .................................. 17
5 ALL ABOUT THE AUDIENCE .................................... 18
THE AUDIENCE WANTS YOU TO SUCCEED ............................ 18
MEETING EXPECTATIONS ..................................................... 19
INSPIRATION ........................................................................ 19
RELINQUISHING CONTROL .................................................. 20
CREATING AN APPROACH .................................................... 20
6 TIPS TO REMEMBER ............................................... 21
LETTING GO OF STRESS ....................................................... 21
NERVOUS ENERGY ................................................................ 21
KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS .................................................. 22
DO NOT OVER-PREPARE ....................................................... 23
7 PUBLIC SPEAKING TECHNIQUES THAT WORK ....... 24
HUMOR ................................................................................ 24
CREATING A WIN-WIN SITUATION ...................................... 24
SILENT MOMENTS ................................................................. 25
MISTAKES ............................................................................ 25
HUMILITY ............................................................................. 25
SPEAKING WITH PURPOSE .................................................. 26
KEY POINTS.......................................................................... 26
BREVITY...............................................................................

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012754776
Publisher:
Lou Diamond
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
89 KB

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Public Speaking Terror To Triumph 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DonnaG25 More than 1 year ago
My co workers were getting promoted before me even though I was at work longer, I found out why because I was not speaking up at meetings, now I am talking better and I am sure that I will be promoted next.