In this discussion, you will explore the advantages and disadvantages of self-disclosing apprehension with members of an audience.
- Explore the nature of public speaking and suggestions for managing anxiety and procrastination.
- Identify suggestions for managing apprehension in public speaking and for overcoming procrastination.
Respond to the following prompts:
- This is your first experience with public speaking and you’re very nervous. You’re afraid you’ll forget your speech and stumble. So you’re wondering if it would be a good idea to alert your audience to your nervousness. If you decide to say something, what are some things you might say? Are there advantages and disadvantages to what you might say? What would you say? What good reasons can you give to say nothing?