Web resource on speech anxiety
Mikael Cho, co-founder of ooomf, gives a great summary of the science of speech anxiety. He briefly covers why speech anxiety occurs, what makes it worse, a plan to decrease it, and added tips about dealing with “ums” in a speech.
The entire post would be a good supplementary reading for students or as a suggested reading for students expressing concern about speech anxiety.
His simple presentation outline format or his suggestion about “chunking” to avoid “ums” could be developed into classroom activities.