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.

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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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