Stage Fright / Presentation Anxiety Talk yourself out of negative thoughts! Face it, accept it, deal with it, and then let it go. Identify your fear, replace it with positive thoughts, plan and prepare, and then breathe deeply and slowly.
Speaking to Develop Self-confidence To overcome speech fear. To express opinions or personal experiences. To share feelings in public. To speak about a very familiar topic. YOURSELF!!
Introduce yourself to others, e.g. classmates. Your goal is to impress your audience, so that he/she would remember you and your special traits. Not only to introduce your personal info personalBut also to add sth personal to bring the audience closer. A personal experience A strong emotional reaction Introducing Yourself
Personal Experience Everybody has had experiences that are unforgettable in some way. Your challenge is to make the audience relive the experience with you. EmbarrassingFrighteningFunnyInteresting HappyUniqueUncomfortableSad EducationalExcitingDangerousSurprising
Strong Emotional Reactions Strong emotional reactions are easy to arouse echoes among the audience. thrilledFeeling thrilled > happy furiousFeeling furious > angry heartbrokenFeeling heartbroken> sad panickyFeeling panicky > scared
A Specific Fear Being able to talk about sth you are afraid of and to share your feelings with the class is a good way to gain confidence when speaking before an audience. Flying in planesBeing in the dark Public speakingGoing to a new country Meeting new peopleInterviewing for a job Snake / CockroachLarge dogs Taking testsGoing to the hospital
Introducing Yourself Introduce yourself to one of your classmates. Give a 1-to-2-minute speech about “you”. To be natural and spontaneous as you speak, you will not allowed to write your speech beforehand and read it to the class. Two methods: 1. picture story 2. Speech preparation worksheet
Method A: A picture story Try to think of your speech as if it were a photo album. Pictures make it possible for you to talk comfortably and naturally in front of a group of people. Occasionally glance at your pictures to trigger your memory. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Method B: Speech prep. worksheet A worksheet with questions and answers to help you organize your thoughts. When delivering your speech, a quick look at the worksheet will remind you of what to say about yourself. Questions are meant to help guide you through your speech, not limit what you say.