Speaking Anxiety Essay by Brandi Woods

Speaking Anxiety
A detailed study on speaking anxiety - the fear of speaking up in public.
# 22732 | 2,483 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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Speaking anxiety is the fear of speaking to groups and the level of fear varies from person to person. This paper discusses some of the common causes and symptoms of speaking anxiety. It discusses how it affects the sufferer in life, such as restrictions in career advancements and educational experiences. Finally, the paper provides tips and recommendations to people with speaking anxiety to help them overcome the problem of speaking in public.

From the Paper:

"Each of the symptoms can happen individually or they can come in groups or all at once. When one is faced with speaking in public these symptoms present themselves. They usually become very pronounced in the minutes before the speaking is expected and can become so pronounced that the anxious person can no longer concentrate on what they were planning to say. In addition they can become so bothersome that the person experiences a well known syndrome called fight or flight. Fight or flight is the desire to run and abandon the immediate environment and situation. If this is a job dependant speaking engagement or necessary to pass a class this can become a very self defeating problem. Furthermore studies have shown that when one uses the flight option and backs out of the speaking engagement, they often feel the consequences were not as bad as speaking would have been. They cannot rationally realize this is not true, because for them the fears and symptoms are all consuming and overwhelming."

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